After remedial math, more problems

Remedial math, a huge challenge in California community colleges, is only the first hurdle: Only 55 percent of students who qualify for college-level math courses earn a passing grade.

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to require a higher grade point average for state scholarship aid, cutting off about one third of current recipients.  The goal is to invest scare resources in the students who are the most likely to earn a degree.

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  1. Requiring a higher GPA will only lead to more grade inflation, which is already a serious problem throughout our whole ed system. It would be better to use SAT/ACT for higher-level classes, even if they have to use the PSAT or even the SSAT for lower-level ones.