Monday, July 27, 2015

Community colleges offer a lot of remedial courses that cost $$ but don't count toward graduation


Donna St. George has a detailed article on community college (and state university) remedial courses, in an article on the front page of the Washington Post Metro section on Monday. 
   
The biggest problem is with mathematics.  Typically grades are counted, but the credit hours are added to the graduation requirement because remedial algebra is not “college level work”.  The link is here

When I worked as an assistant instructor at the University of Kansas in 1966 and then again 1967-1968 semester, the same concept applied, as hours were added to graduation requirements.  Students were weaker, grades were lower, and this was serious in the era of the Vietnam era draft, for men. 


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