Last week Ohio joined 21 other states and higher education systems eliminating funding for remedial education, The Huffington Post reports.

While issues over alignment, delivery, expense, and the effectiveness of remedial education make it one of the most complex issues in higher education today, we argue that the elimination of funding runs counter to the nation’s college completion goals. Equally important, the decision to eliminate funding for a pathway to postsecondary access runs counter to our moral imperative to educate all of this country’s citizens — irrespective of preparation.

Remedial education has been on postsecondary campuses since the beginnings of higher education...

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