Archive for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kansas panel mulls cutting remedial course funds

February 28, 2012

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— A Kansas House committee is considering legislation that would eliminate state funding for remedial courses at state universities and community colleges.

Testimony on the bill is scheduled Wednesday before the House Appropriations Committee.

The measure would prohibit Board of Regents colleges and universities from using state funds to teach language arts or math courses designed to give students basic skills before they take formal college courses.

Universities and community colleges could still offer such courses, but funding would have to come from private or endowment sources.

The bill would also reduce to 5 percent from the current 10 percent the proportion of each freshman class at state institutions that could be exempted from entrance standards.

Comments

handley 3 years, 1 month ago

Another case of only the rich being able to go to college.

oldbaldguy 3 years, 1 month ago

it is a sad commentary on secondary education. my grandfather completed the 8th grade in 1917, but he could speak eloquently, good with numbers and knew his history up until the day he died in 1992.

situveux1 3 years, 1 month ago

This is an excellent idea. Taxpayers have already paid for these courses once... it's called high school. I'd make a deal with the universities... we'll continue to pay for these remedial courses but the payment has to come from the school district the kid went to. I wonder how K-12 would react to that?

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