Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Remedial students in Virginia

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Half of the community college students in Virginia have to do remedial training, mostly in math, an analyst for the state legislature's watchdog agency said today.

Aris Bearse of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission said the statistics come from to the State Council of Higher Education.

JLARC is studying options to improve coordination among the state's educational entities, including public education, community colleges and the State Council of Higher Education.

A report by the General Assembly's investigative arm is due in July.

Same old, same old.  Here in New York, MOST of our local community college students require remedial English and/or math courses (some require remedial reading).  And yes, most of them are recent high school graduates.

I've said it before and I'll say it again (but I'm not sure anyone cares), the high schools are failing by graduating students completely unable to begin college-level work.


  1. I teach in NE Ohio and our semi-rural school does their best to get as many seniors out the door because of funding. I say "You ain't leaving until you pass my Algebra II class!" I don't take it easy on them either.