Remedial ed ban forces readiness push

Connecticut’s ban on no-credit remedial courses at community colleges goes into effect this fall. Colleges and high schools are working to help students catch up so they can pass college-level classes. The alternative is a “transitional” readiness program that’s not likely to transition many people. (Low-level remedial classes rarely lead to success either.)

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  1. Michael E. Lopez says:

    So let me get this straight.

    There’s a problem (in the traditional sense that the world is not yet exactly the way some people want it), and there’s a proposed solution in place.

    But you don’t like the proposed solution, because it’s probably not working to solve the problem, and because it actually might be making the problem worse.

    So what you decide to do is get rid of the proposed solution. That’s totally sensible so far. You may or may not be correct in taking this course of action — but it’s perfectly valid, if not sound.

    But your new course of action is to do essentially the same thing but to scale it back so it’s done less thoroughly, in less time, and with less of a chance of success — and to put it all under a different *name*.



    Did I miss something?