Higher Education Advocates Call For Restructuring Of Remedial Education Nationwide

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The way American colleges and universities handle low-achieving students is hindering their chances of graduating from college, a group of higher education advocates said last week.

Four organizations released a joint report last Wednesday calling on states to rethink the way their public colleges and universities handle remedial courses.

Such low-level classes, also known as developmental courses, are generally geared toward students who aren't ready for college-level work.

But research has shown students who wind up in these classes are less likely than their peers ever to graduate.

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