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California Prepares to Scrap Remedial Classes



by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

The numbers were embarrassing to everyone involved. Eight out of ten students at California’s community colleges needed remedial education. In other words, courses just to get them up to college-level work.

Those classes did not count toward a degree, but they cost just as much. And the students identified as needing them were significantly more likely to be black or Latino than white or Asian.

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