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Remedial College Courses Could be Cut

The structure of Connecticut’s public universities and community colleges could change, as some say that remedial courses do little to help.

In an effort to save students’ time and money, a bill in the state legislature proposes a total overhaul of remedial courses for struggling students.

Instead of offering remedial courses – which give no credit – US News & World reports that remedial skills would be “embedded” into the course through tutoring, labs or additional class work.

Some nearby schools that would be affected by the bill – which will go into effect in 2014 if passed – are Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, Middlesex Community College and Naugatuck Valley Community College.   

Charles Baltayan April 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
It looks like a step in the right direction but it doesn't speak to the issue of why a high school graduate functioning at an eighth grade level: 1. is allowed to graduate high school and 2. is able to enroll in college.
Beth April 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
When I attended Southern I was amazed at how unprepared some of the students were for basic work in subjects like English. They never should have graduated from high school, never mind be accepted to college. Not every person is meant to go to college and many waste lots of money finding that out.

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