On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:32:29 -0700, Greg Goodknight wrote: [snip]
>Study: Stellar high school performers failing college >Easy curriculum leads to remedial college courses > >By FREDREKA SCHOUTEN >Gannett News Service > >http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20040614/localnews/641484.html > >WASHINGTON -- High school graduates in Nevada with at least a B >average can win $10,000 college scholarships -- enough to guarantee >them free rides at any public university in the state. > >But that ride has proved rough for many. Nearly one-third of the kids >who get the scholarships, created to keep the state's most promising >students in Nevada, have to take remedial classes when they start >college. > >They are not alone. Around the country, students, even those with >stellar high school records, have discovered they don't have all the >skills to survive in college. In Georgia, for instance, four out of >10 students who earn the popular Hope Scholarships to the state's >university system lose the scholarship after they earn about 30 >credits -- roughly one year's worth of work -- because they can't >keep their grades up.
I would really be interested in the proportions of the above students who: 1. took so-called "honors math" in high school. 2. took calculus (AP or otherwise) in high school.
The grim pseudo-education of American students would be much more glaring if these two proportions were being calculated and disseminated?