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Rethinking ‘Remedial’ Classes: Instead of Helping Students Catch Up, They Hold Them Back



by Max Larkin

In an effort to help disadvantaged students through college, both public schools and state officials have identified what may seem an unlikely bogeyman: the courses designed to help struggling students prepare for college-level material.

Those catch-up courses — called “remedial” or “developmental” education — were set up with the best of intentions.

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