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Annette Hacker, director,
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Office: (515) 294-4777

07-23-07

Sound text: Laanan discusses important community college issue -- remediation

"Another issue for community colleges that is critically important -- even in Iowa because of our changing demographics -- is remediation, developmental education. That's a very important function of community colleges. And it's not about pointing fingers at the K-12. It's not about any of that stuff. It's about the reality before us, which is why are students from high school not performing at the college level, or not able to enroll in college-level courses in math or English? It continues to put -- not just in Iowa, this is a national issue -- more pressure on community colleges to address the remedial developmental needs of all students."

Frankie Santos Laanan, associate professor, ELPS

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