Remedial education costs Wisconsin an estimated $107 million according to a new brief by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
The figure represents the cost associated with students enrolled in two- or four-year institutions during the 2007–08 school year who had taken one or more remedial courses while in college to learn basic skills they did not master in high school.
It includes $66 million in direct remedial education costs and an additional $41 million in lost lifetime wages because students enrolled in remedial courses are more likely to drop out of college, according to the Washington D.C.-based group.
My question: why do "colleges" ADMIT students who need "remedial education"?
Or is it just good old-fashioned greed--when more students equal more State money?