Algebra is clearly a stumbling block for many incoming college students. Nearly 60 percent of community college students end up in remedial math -- that's more than double the number in remedial English. Four-year public colleges are not far behind. According to government studies, 40 percent of their incoming students take at least one remedial class; 33 percent are in math.
One explanation is obvious: limited academic preparation. Another is that much of the community college population
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