THEY… are the National Center for Educational Statistics. According to their stats, across the nation more and more students are taking Developmental Education classes and some colleges are now reporting Developmental Education Departments in their Top 5.
What this means is that more and more students are entering college unprepared. To break it down – they have trouble with their basic readin’, ’riting, and ’rithmetic! According to the Lumina Foundation nearly one-third of first-year college students require remedial education in one of the basic three.
Making bad news worse… developmental education courses don’t count towards their degrees. They do however, have to pay for them. Pretty much the same courses they had in high school for free. If only they’d been paying attention…
I’m just sayin’… That’s what they say.