Tuesday, May 15, 2007
What a surprise . . high-school students, even those who take college prep courses, enter college ill-prepared to tackle the coursework.
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In the 1970s, I was teaching mathematics at a university, and the math department had to come up with some new courses because so many freshmen weren't ready for the 100-level courses. I've learned a lot since then.
Those 26% who are ready for college-level work in all four core areas have some things in common -- they attended schools that have high expectations of their students (e.g., private schools that don't have to put up with a lot of nonsense) and their parents show great interest in their education, and have for years.
It's a simple formula; it's just not so easy to practice any more.
Posted by: Mister Thorne | May 15, 2007 7:08:11 PM
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