Chicago Mayor Wants to End Open Admissions

August 11, 2010

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is calling on City Colleges of Chicago to end open admissions. A shift away from open admissions, he told the Chicago Sun-Times would improve quality and cut the cost of remedial education. "How can you take someone who has an 8th-grade reading level into a college? ... There’s a huge remedial program of $30 million they’re running now. That’s what they have to really evaluate," he said. "If you want to make it a quality City College [system]. You need quality. That’s the key.”

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