• Please be careful with using statistics like this as the remediation debate is highly political and not nearly as simple as your statement suggests:

    “Nearly 60 percent of first-year college students discover that they are not ready for postsecondary studies. They are required to take remedial courses, which do not earn college credits.”

    Even the article you linked to notes that the tests colleges use to determine if students need remediation are highly inaccurate. There also is a substantial financial incentive for colleges to require additional coursework from students, especially as those courses are taught by adjuncts who do not cost as much to hire as regular faculty.