Remedial math is a “burial ground for the aspirations” of college students, says a speaker at a Carnegie webinar on redesigning developmental math at community colleges. Only 6 to 8 percent of remedial algebra students go on to college-level math.
Also on Community College Spotlight: Free speech is under fire at community colleges, charges FIRE (Foundation on Individual Rights in Education). An Ohio college told a student she can’t hand out anti-abortion pamphlets after class. A Georgia college removed an anti-Confederacy painting from a faculty art show.