Ready or not, here they come

Ready or not, most  Florida college students are skipping remedial classes under a new state law that lets unprepared students start at the college level, if they wish.

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  1. Thinly Veiled Anonymity says:

    Wouldn’t be a problem if college administration allows faculty to do their job.

    Unfortunately, I think we can guess than a Professor whose class is 10% Failing grades is going to be taken out behind the woodshed.

    • Grade inflation is mandatory at all but the big Universities at this point. In vocational schools, community colleges, and non-research small Universities, every failing grade hurts your chances of having a job, because every failing grade is a potential drop, which hurts the school’s budget…

    • Oh, and grade inflation is the LAW in K-12 school districts nationwide… Which is where the problem begins.

  2. Why not just issue college degrees along with the high school diplomas? It would cut costs enormously and, really, would the students be that much worse off than spending four years being herded along to a Gender Studies degree?

  3. Rob,

    I’m in agreement, but we should issue the students a high school diploma and a college degree at the end of 8th grade.

    Students who need remedial coursework, but don’t elect to take it won’t usually make it past the first semester, never mind the first year of school work.

    Sigh

  4. Did I miss the event at which all students were sprinkled with powdered unicorn horn and fairy dust and were thereby magically endowed with the cognitive ability, academic preparation and the motivation for real college-level work? Double sigh

  5. Ann in L.A. says:

    Yeah, that’ll work.

  6. I just wonder if the students will be required to sign a waiver for their student file showing that they know they might possibly just flunk out of the entire program at the earliest stages because they can’t cut the mustard, but don’t know it yet…