Remedial classes in college have proven to not be effective costing students time, money and effort that has little result.
The group says the classes are largely failing the nation’s higher education system at a time when student-loan debt has become a presidential campaign issue. Meanwhile, lawmakers in at least two states have pushed through changes and numerous institutions are redesigning the courses.
“Simply putting (students) in three levels of remedial math is really taking their money and time with no hope of success,” said Stan Jones, president of Complete College America....
...The Complete College America report says research shows half or more of remedial students would be better off being placed in required classes and having the schools build in extra help, such as tutors or more frequent class meetings.
I tried to move legislation similar to that a few years ago when the Dems were in power. It died. Possibly the time to make the move has finally come.