Denver remediates collegebound grads

Denver Public Schools is providing free remedial math and English classes over the summer for collegebound graduates. One summer student failed the placement test at the University of Colorado-Pueblo, despite earning a 3.1 grade-point average in high school.

After dropping out of high school in ninth grade, Krista LeBrun earned a GED at 17 — and kept going till she got a PhD.

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  1. A 3.1 GPA in high school and can’t handle placement exams in English and Math at the college level.

    It would appear to me that this individual didn’t actually earn the grades they were given on their high school transcript.

    • Indeed.  When that happens, the people who assigned the grade (administrators, if they overrode the teacher) should lose their jobs.

      • Not to mention, the news article mentions free remedial coursework by the Denver Public School system. However, didn’t the taxpayers of Denver already pay for a maximum of 13 years of public schooling, and if the students didn’t learn it the first time, the taxpayers get soaked again.

        A student needs remediation at the college level directly from high school, make them pay for it at full cost (some colleges have increased the tuition on remedial courses by a factor of 2 or 3 times the normal class rate, which is a good thing, in my opinion).

        Sigh