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Governor Signs Bill By South Coast Legislator To Help Community College Students

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The governor signed into law a bill by a Ventura County legislator intended to give community college students a better chance at success.

AB 705 tries to better target which students need remedial classes, and which don’t. Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks says up until now, too many students were being forced to take the remedial classes who really didn’t need them. Irwin says in many cases, the unnecessary classes serve as a roadblock to graduation because of the extra time, and costs involved.

The bill changes the law from solely relying on tests scores to see if remedial classes are needed to including other factors, like high school transcripts.

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