What students in remedial english can teach us about K-12 education


Nearly two-thirds of all students who enroll in community college are not “college-ready” in math and/or English. And of these, 50 percent place two or more levels below college-ready in at least one subject area.

This week, we speak with Rob McGinley Myers, a developmental writing teacher at Hennepin Technical College near Minneapolis. McGinley Myers says teaching developmental English courses has given him insight into how students’ experiences in grades K-12 can affect their ability to learn throughout their lives.