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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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Randy HannaChancellor of the Florida College System
Jim WysongDean of math and science at Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus
Bruce VandalVice president, Complete College America



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