But expressed by Michael Mazenko at A Teacher’s View:
we should not be shocked by the remedial course issue until we understand who the students are and whether they should have been admitted, or even advised to go, to college.
That’s really my question about the statistics (that 1/3 of Colorado college students have to take remedial courses).
The statistics “should generate genuine discussion of the high school curriculum, college prep classes, and the necessity of a college-educated workforce” (Mazenko).
Do we need more than 1/3 of that nation to have a college degree? If so, why? What are they doing that requires a college degree? I read several blogs over finals week which said that recruiters on their campus are hiring for Target managers. Do people need a degree for that?