Is remedial math in college a scam?
Some educators think so. So our son Willie takes math and language tests before entering community college. He scores in the upper 5% on the math test. And yet the college makes him take two remedial math classes before he can start to get college credit.
Several community college presidents have expressed concern to me about the value of remedial math for smart students. And one educator told me this month that it is a money scam, as a way for the college to get more money without having to award college credit.
No one, not even our son, is arguing over the value of learning math. But bottom line: it further delays smart kids getting into the workplace where they can get the economy going and start paying taxes. What do you think?