Cheryl Cowan was in her 40s when she lost her job and decided to return to school to obtain her degree. At San Jose City College, she was crushed to learn that because she didn’t pass the math placement exam, she’d have to take two years of remedial math classes before she could enroll in college-level math for her major. She gave up.

Fast forward to the present: she is now a 4.0 student on track to graduate with a degree in Organizational Studies and a minor in Anthropology in large part because of her Statway course at San Jose State University.

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