Whether they are entering community colleges as recent high-school graduates, or as adults who have not sat in a classroom for years, many students end up taking remedial courses. Those classes have become a hot-button issue for legislators who want to speed students’ progress through two-year colleges, and for administrators who hope to see more students succeed. Their concerns have led to new strategies for preparing students for college-level coursework. The articles in this 36-page collection show what life is like for students in one remedial-English class and examine how well some of the new ideas about remedial education are working.
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