Written by: Beverly K. Eakman Courtesy of: The New American Magazine
Just as young people were headed to universities across the nation and the K-12 back-to-school season was percolating in parents’ minds, a front-page Washington Times’headline disclosed on August 17: “Scores show students aren’t ready for college — 75% may need remedial classes.”
A statistic like 75 percent gets people’s attention. Worse, the Times article quoted an education advocacy group’s finding that “80 percent of college students taking remedial classes [in 2008] had a high school GPA of 3.0 or better.” So apparently, even when students score well, they don’t know much. How is that even possible?
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