Many Texas high-school graduates lack skills for college

03/22/2010 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Despite having passed statewide exams, thousands of Texas high-school graduates need remedial courses in reading, writing and math before they're ready for college-level work. The number of students needing extra help has fallen in recent years, but about 40% of high-school graduates still must play catch-up through remedial courses offered by colleges at a price tag to taxpayers of more than $80 million a year.

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