Skip to comments.CSU eliminates remedial classes in push to improve graduation rates
Posted on 08/04/2017 7:12:55 AM PDT by Mariner
Aiming to help thousands of students who get sidetracked in developmental courses that dont count toward their degrees, California State University will do away next year with traditional remedial education.
In an executive order issued Wednesday night, Chancellor Timothy White directed the 23-campus system to overhaul by fall 2018 its curriculum for students found to be unprepared for college-level English and math. About 39 percent of CSUs incoming freshmen, or 25,000 students, are required to take remedial classes for no credit before they can begin their general education.
University officials argue this is no longer the right approach in an era of mounting concerns over college affordability. They have already undertaken an ambitious plan to more than double four-year graduation rates to 40 percent by 2025.
The idea that students have to take courses that dont count toward their degree costs them money and costs them time, said James Minor, senior strategist for academic success and inclusive excellence at CSU.
Minor added that the separate remediation track sends an unintended message to students, many of whom get discouraged that are they not progressing toward their ultimate goal of graduation. Nearly 3,300 freshmen who entered in fall 2015 did not complete their remedial classes and were ineligible to return to school.
It really invites first-generation students to question whether or not they really belong in college, Minor said.
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Rather, the taxpayer will because you're too stupid to pass basic high school math and still can't convert fractions to decimal.
Many tech companies don't even ask about degrees anymore. They know they are worthless for many disciplines.
Oh, and you're taking up a seat in Algebra/Math 101...a PAYING seat...and can't even do long division.
In eight years you'll be providing services to some rich white people. Hopefully those are not medical services.
Public schools didn’t do their job on the way to graduating you nitwits so don’t think we’ll do ours or take up the slack! So pay us what you owe and submit to our PC and cultural Marxism!
If the colleges say they are unaffordable, why don’t they reduce the tuition?
“Nearly 3,300 freshmen who entered in fall 2015 did not complete their remedial classes and were ineligible to return to school.”
Follow the dollar$. Keep ‘em eligible so the $$$ comes in from tuition, housing, community sales taxes.
And keep the left wing faculty and admin employed at all co$t$
More of the same, just more open.
Colleges weren’t about whether you knew the material even in the seventies and probably long before that.
it’s easy to improve graduation rates if you just pass anyone who gives you a check.
So unpreparedness will essentially count for credit. All that matters is turning out worthless degrees.
If your IQ is less than 120, you’re too stupid to receive a government backed student loan.
This entire problem could be solved by getting government out of the student loan business.
Make your case to Wells Fargo or B of A. Let them make a business decision on whether they believe you’ll be able to pay it back.
This will cut in half, at least, the number of freshmen each year.
Everyone passes everyone gets a diploma.
Should just take a page from Harvard University.
Give everybody an ‘A’.
In other words...
They were too stupid and lazy to handle even the easiest courses...
So they quit.
Now they work at McDs and demand "a living wage".
but they might receive additional tutoring or take the course at a slower pace, stretched over multiple semesters. A summer program for incoming freshmen who need extra preparation will be redesigned to count for credit.
CSU also plans to eliminate the placement tests it used to determine students readiness for college-level work. Skills assessments will instead be based on high school grades and standardized test scores.
Lower the standards!
Lower the standards again!
Lower the standards until the degree is completely worthless!
This is part of the decay/decadence of Western Civilization.
Since ANY college “class” costs money and takes time, why not just award a “diploma” to anyone who wants it?
I mean, it’s not like today’s “students” go to “college” expecting to LEARN something useful.
And very few “professors” KNOW something useful that would justify paying them their salaries.
Therefore, closing these glorified kindergartens would stop the waste.
Haha they got out of high school without learning to read and now they can have a college degree and remain illiterate. What a farce “education” has become in the USA! No wonder businesses are fighting to keep their pipeline to India flowing with people who are better prepared.
They’ve even dumbed that down.
With this new pronouncement, the dumbed-down requirement is dead.
One of the best job interview “questions” a prospective employer can ask is:
What do you know a lot about? Cars?
Write me a story about cars. (Or fashion, music etc.).
80% of College graduates cannot write.
You cannot discern the intended meaning from their email!
It is the most fundamental of all academic skills.
I gots a coleege dagre cuz i can rite my name and count on my fingres.
Soon it will be , “Can I has a Degree?” answer , “Sure ,here you Dr Smith , Brain Surgeon”
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