The cost of remediation

Education Reform Now recently issued a report that estimates the out of pocket cost of remedial education for recent high school graduates and their families. The report estimates that remedial coursework during the first year of college costs upwards of $1.5 billion per year. Other findings included in the report were that underprepared college students come from families of all income levels. Even those from higher incomes spend, on average, $12,000 more for college. While much of the money is spent learning what should have been learned in high school, the overall issue of remediation is a two-way street. Just as high schools need to be more academically rigorous, colleges must also make adjustments to address the needs of developmental education students.

Source:  InsideHigherEd



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