Community College Remedial Program 'Broken,' Doing More Harm than Good, Advocates Say

April 2017

Southern California Public Radio, KPCC 89.3
A report out this week and a proposed state law take aim at the way California community colleges place most incoming students into classes to improve their skills. In a typical year, California community colleges rely mostly on placement tests to enroll about 170,000 students in one or more remedial classes to raise their skills, allowing them to do college-level work.

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