Arithmetic to algebra in a semester | Joanne

CUNY Start student Kyle Lambert, 19, writes a math equation while teacher, Erica Fells left, looks on. Photo: Jessica Lehrman/New York Times

 Remedial math is the Bermuda triangle of community colleges. Many enter. Few go on to pass a college-level math class.

City University of New York’s community colleges have developed a catch-up class that prepares a majority of students for college in one semester, writes David Kirp, a Berkeley professor public policy, in the New York Times.  CUNY START, which includes “good teaching and I-have-your-back counseling,” could end the curse of…

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