Same Schtick, different century…(same source — “Hechinger report.”) Except PBS newshour is covering it (and I can’t remember my Disqus login…) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/community-college-getting-rid-remedial-classes/
“Research has suggested that students who score just above and just below the cutoff on a needs-remediation test will perform similarly when placed directly into college-level classes. ”
So many lovely vague words! And so many, many students casually dismissed… and so many students who’ll bludgeon their way through that extra “Statistics” semester that they “get credit for,” and perhaps the next one, too… calculators in hand… who will still fear, loathe and despise even basic math.