May 31, 2022 – Public Advocates is in the news in a story about remedial coursework reform and how direct enrollment transfer-level English and Math classes significantly increases community college students’ chances of completing college-level courses and transferring to a four-year college.

“A California law firm, Public Advocates, last year urged the Los Rios Community College District to stop directing students into remedial courses, arguing that the practice disproportionately hurts Black and Latino students. At least one student, lawyers wrote, said the college never told him that he had a right to take more advanced courses. Los Rios administrators ultimately agreed, and now say they are removing all remedial courses for the upcoming fall term.”

Read More than half of California community colleges refuse to drop dead-end remedial courses by Matt Krupnick in the Los Angeles Times as part of the Hechinger Report.

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