Many college students struggle to pass remedial math. Do they need to?

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May 15, 12:00 AM

Many college students struggle to pass remedial math. Do they need to?

Colleges created remedial education classes to ensure students were sufficiently prepared for more advanced material. But increasingly, there’s a sense that remedial courses are hurting the prospects of the students they are intended to help. As a result, some California colleges and high schools are rethinking their approach to teaching math -- with encouraging results. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

Tags: higher education

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