Open access, not much success | Joanne

The community college door is open to all students — including those with very weak reading and math skills, writes Timothy Pratt in Education Next.  Most students who need multiple remedial classes never complete remediation, much less earn a credential.  Now some are asking: Is college the right choice for all students?

After graduating from high school in Brooklyn with a 2.6 grade point average, Reynold Essor enrolled at SUNY Adirondack, a public two-year community college in upstate New York with “a comfortable residence hall, leafy grounds, a restaurant run by students, and even a…

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