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.
A pair of bills aimed at giving California's part-time community college instructors something approaching equity with their full-time peers won easy approval in an Assembly committee, but their ultimate fate remains uncertain.