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December 28, 2011

Cash-strapped universities look at cutting remedial classes

The annual price tag for remedial education in American colleges and universities is at least $3.6 billion, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national advocacy organization in Washington. In a largely overlooked but precedent-setting move, cash-strapped Ohio has said it'll soon stop footing the bill for remedial courses. The state's 2007 budget quietly mandated that the government phase out money for remediation at four-year universities beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, and eliminate such funding altogether by 2020.

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