North Carolina bill would require high school-college cooperation

It is estimated that 52% of students enrolled in North Carolina community colleges in 2013 required one or more developmental courses.  Of these students, 41% required dev ed in math and 36% in English.  Policymakers in the state are convinced that, with figures like this, public schools in the state are not adequately preparing students to be college-ready.  A new bill, proposed by Senator Chad Barefoot, would require a partnership between the state boards of community colleges and education to offer remediation before students graduate from high school.  While many believe that the bill is a step in the right direction, others remind that remediation issues are much deeper and that such problems typically begin before students enter high school.

Source:  Rhino Times


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