On 22 Mar 2006 14:29:36 -0800, "Dom" <DRosa@teikyopost.edu> wrote:
>CSU Freshmen Face Challenges; Only 45% of the students were prepared >for math and English studies at college level, report says
Not surprising. Even statistics of percentages of freshmen/women who graduate won't be comparable from times past. Back then not everybody and their pet cat went to university in order to say in their resume that they'd been there. Not everyone back then made it through 1st year either; it was common to lose at least 1/3 in their first year.
Perhaps some "more traditional" methods of teaching might work to give better results? ...and perhaps the computer/hand-held calculator are not the magic pill as stated?