Across the country, millions of students enroll in college every year only to learn that they need to take classes that will not count toward their degrees because they cover material that they should have learned in high school. Remedial education is costing states and students millions of dollars each year — but there is a way to preempt these costs and ensure every student receives the education they deserve when they deserve it.
The Cost of Catching Up, a new report and initiative from Generation Progress and the Center for American Progress, outlines how remedial education contributes to the student debt crisis. The report focuses on the financial and educational costs of remedial education for students in college and most excitingly, includes new numbers on the cost of remediation for each of the fifty states, plus the District of Columbia. Check out how much students spend on remedial education in your state below.
District of Columbia
Ready to take action? Email your legislators to tell them that they must do more to ensure all students receive the education they deserve — without taking on massive amounts of student debt.