Florida Matters: The End Of Remedial College Classes
Half of Florida students who take the state's college placement exam end up failing at least one section. In the past, those students would have brush up in remedial reading, writing or math courses before starting their college degree.
But a new Florida law will allow most recent high school graduates to skip those remedial classes, also called developmental or prep courses. Advocates say ending remedial requirements will help more people finish their studies. But colleges say taking the classes might still be a good idea for some students.
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