N.C. Remedial Study
Expressing concern about the number of high-school graduates who require remedial education in college, the North Carolina State Board of Education has approved a $100,000 study of the students' educational history to determine "where things went wrong."
C.D. Spangler Jr., chairman of the board, told board members that the University of North Carolina system spends between $4 million and $5 million a year on remedial education.
"We ought to try to find out--by name--our students that are in remedial classes and track back to see where things went wrong, because somewhere we failed," Mr. Spangler told the board.
The money for the project will come from a federal block grant to the state of $550,000. The study will be conducted in cooperation with universities.