January 30, 2009
Community-College Students Shun Basic Courses
Community colleges are increasingly concerned about the large number of students who require remedial education and never make it into college-level classes. And a new study confirms what some have long suspected: Many students don't even attempt to take remedial classes.
Among the 250,000 participants in the study, 36 percent of those referred to remedial mathematics did not complete their precollege work — not because they didn't pass, but because they did not enroll in a