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Forty percent of Colo. grads need remediation
Ed News Colorado ^ | Apr 16th, 2013 | Julie Poppen

Posted on 04/17/2013 7:51:39 AM PDT by george76

Forty percent of Colorado’s class of 2011 enrolled in a Colorado college or university needed remedial education courses in at least one subject in order to catch up to college-level work... in the core subjects of reading, writing or math.

the new figures may jolt school board members, school and college leaders, policy wonks and parents. That’s because the state has changed the way it calculates remediation rates with the aim of making them more accurate. But by doing so, remediation rates for students from many districts look much worse.

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Using the old methodology a year ago, only 31 percent of Colorado grads required remediation in at least one college course.

Under the new calculations, nearly two-thirds of Colorado high school graduates students enrolled in a state community college needed remedial coursework, compared to almost a quarter of those at a four-year institution. And most of these students required remediation in math — or 51 percent. Nearly a third of students needed remediation in writing, and 18 percent needed reading help. About 1 in 3 students need math remediation at the lowest level.

Remediation rates both reflect the quality of a high school curriculum and can portend a student’s ability to complete college in four years — if at all. For low-income students racking up debt to fulfill a college dream, required extra coursework and struggles to finish can create economic hardships. For Colorado employers, high remediation rates could mean fewer qualified and homegrown job candidates.

(Excerpt) Read more at ednewscolorado.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: academia; college; education; governmentunion; governmentunions; highereducation; homeschooling; miserablefailure; schools; teachers; teachersunions; unions

1 posted on 04/17/2013 7:51:39 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Given this outfit's 'about' page :

Our paid sponsors are the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Association of School Executives, the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

.. the actual figure is prolly more like 75%.

/.02

2 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: george76

Colorado failed politics is spreading into education now also.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:35 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76

I graduated in 1976 with virtually no math skills. The only way I satisfied my college math requirement was through a class called Statistics of Political Science.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:01:15 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Find your high school’s remediation rate.

http://www.ednewscolorado.org/news/data-center-news/find-your-high-schools-remediation-rate


5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

This is because schools priority is no longer the three R’s, the priority is Socialization, Liberalism, Communism, Fascism, and Self Esteem.

A good education is not so important anyway, since there are no jobs.

Just ignore me, as many are want to do, I’m a conspiracy theorist.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 8:10:05 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: george76

By the state’s elected representation, I would say their failure rate is probably up there with New York’s.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: mountainlion; george76
Colorados failed politics failed K-12 education system is spreading into education local politics now also.

Edit for accuracy.

8 posted on 04/17/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

Thank you.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 8:23:08 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MileHi
The question is what failed first the Politics or the education. Politicos failed. I say education, at least rural, was excellent when I was a kid growing up outside of Boulder. What changed the education? Radials in Boulder and Dirty Denver changed education! The state of Kolorado would rather spend $2B on welfare for illegal aliens and make parents work in schools and beg for funding than provide a good education now days.
10 posted on 04/17/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76

There is going to be a huge hiccup to this decline is several years, due in large part to the Khan Academy.

The non-profit KA has provided something like 240 million free online, subject oriented, “micro lessons”, out of the 4000 or so they offer.

Basically, it is education without the b.s. Parents love it because it brings their kids up to where their parents think they should be; and the kids love it for the logical reason that it does not waste their time with b.s., but actually teaches them something useful.

Students learn at their own pace, and they actually learn.

It is also of huge future benefit to home schooling, because students have a contrast between efficient education and how the teachers’ unions want teaching to be.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 8:30:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: mountainlion
I would say the infiltration of local schools by marxists came first. The drones they turned out voted increasingly for marxists.

When I was a kid in school here, for example, Columbus was celebrated as a good guy. That hasn't been true for a couple decades now.

12 posted on 04/17/2013 8:33:43 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: mountainlion

“Colorado failed politics is spreading into education now also.”


I fear you have this backward.

Colorado failed EDUCATION is spreading into POLITICS now also.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 8:34:22 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: george76

And yet, we are constantly scolded that we are not “investing” enough in education. It’s always, “We need more, More, MORE!”


14 posted on 04/17/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Steamburg

I fear you have this backward. ???

Colorado used to be rated high in the nation for school ratings. What caused education to fail in the first place? Government controls education therefor the government caused the schools to fail to supplement their failed government.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 8:41:01 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76

Liberal control ruins a states educational system; in competent E.O.P. teachers, E.O.P. students, lowered standards for the non E.O.P. The California educational system collapsed under the weight of lowered standards; there is no reason why Colorado’s system shall not follow the same path.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 8:49:39 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mountainlion
Government controls education...

Local school boards more directly, and they are elected in large part by marxist government union employees.

17 posted on 04/17/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

I took algebra I&II, geo, and Trig in HS. When I went to college, Calc and Diff Equations was a snap.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 9:19:58 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: george76

Duuude, just wait until for the new marijuana laws and see what the scores are.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 9:27:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: mountainlion

Have you looked at public school lately? Government does not run the schools. The Teachers Union runs the schools. The meaning of “high school ratings” has changed. Look at the candidates for your local school board. How many are former educators (representatives of the Teachers Union, not parents and businesses). If college required feel good about yourself and I can vote for a living remediation wouldn’t be required.
It is very clear that the curriculum has become infiltrated with a liberal social bias that has overcome the ability of the children (citizens) to rationally vote their own best interests.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 12:15:51 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Steamburg

The government controls the purse strings of the funds. Colorado spends $2B on welfare for illegals and under fund the schools to blackmail for tax increases. Both the state and schools manipulate the system for more taxes.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 1:55:04 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76

Here is what it is all about!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDtCb45Lqt0&feature=related


22 posted on 04/18/2013 7:31:20 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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