Remedial Courses Are Not A Waste Of Time Says Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn says he doesn’t think remedial courses at universities lead to “nowhere.”

Dunn sat down with journalists at WMUK’s studios on Tuesday to talk about recent news from the university.

The issue of remedial courses has been a hot discussion in higher education circles and was the focus of a recent Bridge Magazine article, which said such courses waste taxpayer dollars.

“Nationally, about 40 percent of incoming college students enrolled in remedial courses drop out before ever taking a college-level course. Only one in 10 earn an associate’s degree in three years, and 30 percent earn a bachelor’s degree in six years,” the article, which used data from a recent Complete College America report, read.

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