California Makes Shift in Remedial Education

For the last two years, a group of community colleges in California have been revamping their approach to remedial math and English courses, and students like Paulo Romero are starting to feel something his friends at other schools are not: hope.

A native of Peru who moved to the U.S. when he was 12, Romero knows what it’s like to be told you’re not ready. But a new report shows California community college students like Romero are succeeding when they are thrown into the deep end instead of into remedial classes that offer no credit and often lead struggling students to give up.

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