Schools put college-prep label on remedial courses | Joanne

Illinois high schools have cut remedial classes and placed most students in a “general” college-prep track that doesn’t prepare graduates for college, concludes a Chicago Tribune analysis of the class of 2015.

When I went to Highland Park High, in the ’60s, most academic classes were tracked. I loved it.

I checked out my alma mater, Highland Park High, on Chicago’s North Shore. One third of students took AP or “enriched” English, 1 percent took remedial classes and two-thirds were in general classes: No student taking all general classes scored at the college-ready level on the ACT…

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