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The effort to remake remedial courses at community colleges

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West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
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West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

Katie Hern argues making community college students take remedial courses sets them up for failure, and she proposes a revamp to the system.

California community college system is huge with 2.5 million students, but not all of them are headed down a road to success.

Some are forced to take non-credit remedial classes before they really get started on their degree, and Katie Hern argues that this sets them up for failure.

Hern, co-founder of the California Acceleration Project, joins Take Two to make the case for a system where these same students are thrown into the deep end with harder classes from the get go.

To listen to the full interview with Katie Hern, click on the blue Media Player above.

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