Experts say remedial college classes need fixing

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Each year, an estimated 1.7 million U.S. college students are steered to remedial classes to catch them up and prepare them for regular coursework. But a growing body of research shows the courses are eating up time and money, often leading not to degrees but student loan hangovers.