Letters to the Editor

The Rollercoaster of Remediation Ms. Jennifer Bradner’s “The Rollercoaster of Remediation” obviously comes from a good heart, but everything in my 20 years of teaching (tenured and adjunct) tells me she’s dead wrong. Renaming remedial courses so that they sound like “real” college courses is not going to soothe students, and it’s not our job to soothe them. While I like Ms. Bradner’s idea of telling students that they didn’t get everything they needed from their high school classes, I usually suggest that their outrage be directed at the programs, classes, and institutions that have failed them. However, we also discuss their own responsibility for their learning. I have […]
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