Putting Education Reform To The Test

Join Us For An Online Chat at 4pm: How Florida Schools Are Failing To Prepare Students For College

Join us Wednesday, December 19 at 4pm on this site to chat online with reporters Sarah Gonzalez of NPR’s StateImpact Florida and McNelly Torres of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting about the growing need for remedial education among Florida’s high school graduates and older students.

We’ll talk about how we got here and what can be done to fix it. You can join via Twitter by using the hashtag #NPRedchat or go to the WLRN website and type your comment or question.

One in two Florida students in 2010-2011 failed at least one section of the college placement test. Those students then had to take – and pay for – a remedial course in reading, writing and/or math.

We’ve already received comments and observations from teachers, students and parents from the Public Insight Network.

Tell us what you think. What should be the purpose of high school? Why are high school students graduating unprepared?

That’s today at 4pm with education reporters Sarah Gonzalez and McNelly Torres. Tweet us #NPRedchat or type your comment right on this page. You can login with your Facebook or Twitter account or just type your name.



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