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Under Boasberg, Bennet reforms DPS students do worse in college
A Colorado legislative report, entitled Report on Remedial Education, shows that Denver Public Schools students are requiring an increasing amount of remedial work in Colorado's colleges, with a decidedly negative trend coinciding with the reform plans initiated under now United States Senator Michael Bennet and continued under current Superintendent Tom Boasberg. Those reforms, which have concentrated on closing schools, firing teachers and importing charter school options, have not stemmed an awful academic tide: in 2006, 46% of DPS grads needed remedial work; in 2010, that has grown to 59%. In just five years, the number of students not-really-ready-for-college has increased nearly a third.