It's not a new story: Too much remediation taking place in colleges and universities because students are not properly prepared as they exit the K-12 system.
Progress is being made in many places; the remediation that remains is being shifted to more appropriate locations and there is a strong focus on expanding this basic step to higher achievement.
A recent Education Action Group story had this startling statistic:
Officials say 79.3 percent, or roughly 10,700 city high school graduates, had to relearn the basics of reading, writing and math before they could begin college-level courses. That number is up from 71.4 percent in 2007.
I guess that plenty of work still remains.