Students do not need remedial classes, despite what they may believe or are told. If students want or need additional support, research shows that tutoring and other supports produce better and more equitable outcomes than remediation.
A bill in the California Assembly would add to previous legislation by further restricting when a community college can require students to take remedial classes. Faculty association says it goes too far.
This week: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to reporters about school choice and her latest initiative; an update on California's efforts to reduce remediation courses in community colleges; and the governor's revised budget proposal.