With the possibility of free community college on the horizon, the best way to guarantee the success of the free college initiative is to ensure that students who enroll are college-ready.

Programs like Carnegie Math Pathways’ Quantway and Statway can better prepare more students for college-level work and help ensure this success, argue Stanley Litow, professor at Duke and Columbia universities, and Tina Kelley, a former New York Times reporter and co-author, with Stanley Litow, of “Breaking Barriers: How P-TECH Schools Create a Pathway from High School to College to Career.”

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