Monday, May 20, 2019

RETHINKING COLLEGE - Why Need for Remedial Math

In high school I 'majored' in math (including college prep classes), the problem is a failure of today's high school education programs.

"Many college students struggle to pass remedial math.  Do they need to?" PBS NewsHour 5/14/2019


SUMMARY:  Colleges created remedial education classes to ensure students were sufficiently prepared for more advanced material.  But increasingly, there’s a sense that remedial courses are hurting the prospects of the students they are intended to help.  As a result, some California colleges and high schools are rethinking their approach to teaching math -- with encouraging results.  Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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