Remediation Gone Wild in NYC


It's not a new story: Too much remediation taking place in colleges and universities because students are not properly prepared as they exit the K-12 system.

Progress is being made in many places; the remediation that remains is being shifted to more appropriate locations and there is a strong focus on expanding this basic step to higher achievement.

A recent Education Action Group story had this startling statistic:

Officials say 79.3 percent, or roughly 10,700 city high school graduates, had to relearn the basics of reading, writing and math before they could begin college-level courses. That number is up from 71.4 percent in 2007.

I guess that plenty of work still remains.

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