October 7, 2010 2:50 PM

Basic skills are barrier to success for many 2-year college students

The three petite, soft-spoken Latinas are all friends. They graduated from Grant High School here, are on one another's speed dial and share a preference for electric blue. All three are stuck in basic-skills courses at Los Angeles Valley College after bombing their college placement exams, in part because they had so little guidance about what would be tested.

Related content

Suggested for you



Editor's Choice Videos