Post-Secondary Access & Success
Graduation - Career
What We Know:
According to the Ohio Board of Regents, in 2009, 33 percent of Columbus City Schools graduates who enrolled in a state post-secondary program required English remediation, while 59 percent required immediate mathematics interventions.
Why this matters:
According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, the United States loses more than $5.6 billion per year due to remedial education costs. When this figure is broken down, $3.6 billion is spent providing remedial coursework while $2 billion accounts for lost wages in a lifetime for students who drop out of college and reduce their earning potential. We know that college students are much more likely to stay the course if they start on track, not behind.
What Learn4Life will do:
- Work with key stakeholders to identify current strategies and programs designed to reduce the student need for remediation
- Develop a community action plan