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Another Estimate Of College Remdiation Cost Is Too Low
In my last blog , I covered the Pacific Research Institue
estimate that college remediation costs California 3.9 billion annually. Bob Wise in his new book, Raising the Grade
, estimates 3.7 billion annually for the entire country-1.4 billion in direct education costs, and 2.3 billion in economic losses. Wise must be too low becasue he uses the NCES 2004 estimate of 42% remediation in community colleges that is the most widely cited source. But Cliff Adelman in his book Answers in the Toolbox
demonstrated through student transcript data that community college remediation is 61%. This figure is out of date and is probably closer to 70%. So, we have no good estimate of remdiation costs, and NCES should provide better data soon.
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