March 1, 2016 — The Atlantic explores the maze of remediation at community colleges and the impact on student success, especially for  students of color given that “half of Hispanic college students and nearly a third of black college students start their higher-education paths at community colleges”. Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, calls on higher education to rethink placement: “There can be a variety of reasons for why you didn’t do well on your placement test… I think that colleges and universities have to figure out the right way to assess students’ readiness.”

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