Florida colleges to drop remedial classes for thousands

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For years, men and women wanting to take classes at their local community colleges have been discouraged to learn they must complete a remedial program before enrolling in college-level courses.

Almost 200,000 students, including recent high-school graduates, had to take refresher classes in math, reading or writing last school year. Some needed extra help in all three subjects, adding a semester or two or more — and hundreds of dollars in tuition — onto their educational plans.

It's a situation that has prompted numerous students to drop out before they ever enroll in their first college-level course.

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