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Remedial renaissance.

Community colleges spend $1.4 billion annually in providing remedial education to students who have recently completed high school, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a think tank that focuses on secondary education. About 42 percent of community college freshmen and 20 percent of freshmen at four-year institutions enroll in at least one remedial course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. At least 11 states have passed laws preventing or discouraging public four-year institutions from offering remedial courses, concentrating unprepared students in community colleges. "Community colleges bear the heaviest load where remedial work is concerned," says Norma Kent, vice president for communications at the Washington, D.C.-based American Association of Community Colleges. "The concern is that it not displace other course work."
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Title Annotation:remedial instruction finance
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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