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(Community) College Readiness
2014 Higher Ed Seminar

(Community) College Readiness

While high schools across the nation have increasingly turned their attention toward making their graduates “college and career ready,” many community colleges are pondering the best way to educate those adults who enroll underprepared. One approach that appears to be gaining momentum—in Connecticut, Florida and Texas, for example— is to eliminate developmental or remedial education offerings altogether, arguing that these costly courses deter students from earning degrees.

  • David Baime, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Elisabeth Barnett, Community College Research Center
  • Patrick Saxon, Sam Houston State University/National Association for Developmental Education
  • Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education (moderator)