Education advocates are watching to see how the administration handles the various sorts of data students generate in the higher education system. At the broadest level, an improved HEA would better identify concentrations of high remediation rates in colleges and universities in order to help students choose different postsecondary tracks, said Phillip Lovell, a vice president at the Alliance for Excellent Education, which promotes college- and career-readiness.
Gov. Bob Wise discusses the impact remedial courses have on college graduation in TribLive article In the NewsJuly 14, 2014
Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, was quoted in the TribLive article, "Many college freshmen need remedial work, often delaying graduation, increasing costs" July 12, discussing the costly effect remedial courses have on student graduation.“As more students show up needing financial aid, it doesn't do anyone any good if students burn through it in the first year on remediation,” Wise said.
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, spoke with The Charleston Daily Mail recently, stating he believes investing in higher education is West Virginia’s best hope at rejuvenating its economy. “College education isn’t a luxury anymore,” Wise said. “It’s a necessity to have a good workforce.”
We Must Make College in NJ Affordable: Opinion In the NewsApril 18, 2014
The Alliance for Excellent Education suggests that reducing the need for remedial education could generate $3.7 billion annually from decreased spending on these programs and increased tax revenue from students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The savings could be better spent on lowering the overall cost of higher education for all students.
While such efforts with transitional curricula may be part of the answer to the challenge of improving college completion, alone they are insufficient, said Phillip Lovell, a vice president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based research and advocacy group. "Rather than just remediation, we need to look at pathways to acceleration," such as dual-enrollment or early-college high school, he said.
While such efforts with transitional curricula may be part of the answer to the challenge of improving college completion, alone they are insufficient, said Phillip Lovell, a vice president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based research and advocacy group. “Rather than just remediation, we need to look at pathways to acceleration,” such as dual-enrollment or early-college high school, he said.
Remedial Reform Moves to High Schools In the NewsSeptember 27, 2013
The substantial number of high school graduates who land in higher education unprepared academically and have to take remedial courses to catch up are more likely than other students to quit before earning a two- or four-year diploma ... Remedial education cost the U.S. $5.6 billion in the 2007-2008 school year, according to a 2011 study (bit.ly/1a8V42J) by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based policy and advocacy organization that promotes college preparedness.
“The American Dream: Creating Tomorrow’s Workers Starts With Fixing Student Aid Today” by Bob Wise Op-edMarch 05, 2013
High number of Florida high school grads needing remedial college classes costing state millions In the NewsJuly 30, 2012
A high school diploma does not mean the end of high school classes for nearly two out of every five Palm Beach County students who go on to higher education at a public Florida institution. ... A May 2011 report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy group, said the state spent $123 million in direct remediation costs during the 2007-2008 school year.
According to recent statistics released from the Alliance for Excellent Education, Gordon County graduates who may go on to pursue a higher education degree potentially opens up a door for economic stimulus for the county, but statistics show a high school diploma is the first step.