Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Colleges Try to Minimize Remedial Work: Or How Public Education Truly Works

"Faced with a mounting number of students who need costly remedial courses...[full article]

I am forced to ask several questions here. Why are colleges even admitting remedial students? Why not have them better prepared before admittance?

"Unless school districts get more involved helping students on the front end...[colleges] might have to cut back on how many under-prepared students they take."

Well now there is an idea(sarcasm).
However, we need to remember that throwing money at education has never been proven to help better prepare students or make them better scholars. The blame here should be on public education, and parents who "allow" their children to be "educated" in public schools.

Quote for the Day

"If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honor of the Supreme Being...are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation." -- Samuel Adams