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