Is remediation in higher education providing a valuable service to society? Or does it amount to paying for someone's education twice? Read competing views of the issue in this rare Fordham look at the higher education system.

David H. Ponitz is a trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. He served as President of Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio from 1975 to 1997 and since then has served as President Emeritus. Prior to attaining his post there, Ponitz was President of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1965-1975 and President of Freeport Community College…

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