Do students pay too much for remedial classes?

In “Remedial Classes Have Become a Hidden Cost of College,” Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports that one in four students enroll into a remedial class in their first year of college. These classes, though, can get pricey; Education Reform Now’s report states that students pay an additional $3,000 on average for remedial classes.

On top of that, the research shows that “full-time undergraduate students who take such courses their first year are 74 percent more likely to drop out of college” (Douglas-Gabriel).

One solution that Complete College America supports is corequisite courses, which allow students to receive remediation at the same time they take credit-bearing courses. Several states, including Connecticut and Tennessee, have made great strides in including such classes within schools’ course offerings.

Read more from the Washington Post article here or below.

Douglas-Gabriel, Danielle. “Remedial classes have become a hidden cost of college.” The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 6 April 2016. Web. 13 April 2016.

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