It's a tough lesson for millions of students just now arriving on campus: even if you have a high school diploma, you may not be ready for college.


In fact, a new study calculates, one-third of American college students have to enroll in remedial classes. The bill to colleges and taxpayers for trying to bring them up to speed on material they were supposed to learn in high school comes to between $2.3 billion and $2.9 billion annually.


"That is a very large cost, but there is an additional cost and that's the cost to the students," said former Colorado governor Roy

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