However, in the eyes of colleges, remedial courses are necessary to ensure that certain students are ready for college-level work.
What can be done to ease the pain of remedial coursework?
According to the New York Times, San Jose State University has developed a novel plan. It has teamed up with Udacity, a provider of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to offer a selection of its remedial and introductory courses online for just $150 each. This low cost should help its students to meet the prerequisites for upper-level coursework without breaking the bank.
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