Remedial-Work Cutback Falls Behind at Georgia's Public Colleges

Some of Georgia's public universities are expected to miss the state's goal of eliminating remedial education for traditional-age freshmen by 2001, and a few of the institutions are behind schedule for a 2005 "drop-dead" deadline for doing so.

Stephen R. Portch, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, said he remained confident that all of the state's 20 four-year institutions would be able to meet the 2005 deadline. But to get there, he said, at least