Removing Obstacles to SuccessDecember 9, 2016 |
by Olga Rodriguez and Marisol Cuellar Mejia
Most students entering California’s community colleges – especially Latino, African American and low-income students – start their college journey in remedial courses in math, English or both. These courses seek to prepare students for college-level work. But remedial education, also known as developmental education, is lengthy, attrition is high and outcomes are poor. Further, these courses don’t transfer to four-year institutions and therefore delay students’ college careers.