Sixty percent of new community college students aren’t ready for college-level work. Community colleges spend $2 billion a year teaching basic skills, yet fewer than 25 percent of remedial students earn a degree within eight years. While some community colleges try to help high schools prepare students for college and improve remedial programs on campus, others wonder if only students “within striking distance” of college work should be admitted.
Who’s ready for remedial ed?
September 13, 2010 by