Study “Flunks” Remedial Courses

The vast majority of students entering California’s community colleges are unprepared for college and placed in remedial courses, known as developmental education. But in its current form, developmental education may be one of the biggest obstacles to success in the state’s community colleges, a new report by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California says.

Most of the hundreds of thousands of students who enroll in these classes each year never move on to earn a degree or certificate, or transfer to a four-year college, the report says.

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