Many college students struggle to pass remedial math. Do they need to?

Introduction to Data Science was featured on PBS NewsHour’s Making the Grade segment.

By Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour

Colleges created remedial education classes to ensure students were sufficiently prepared for more advanced material. But increasingly, there’s a sense that remedial courses are hurting the prospects of the students they are intended to help. As a result, some California colleges and high schools are rethinking their approach to teaching math — with encouraging results. These new approaches include the Introduction to Data Science class, which appears in the video at 3:40.