Promise scholarship program may raise standards

Apparently, some of the state's Promise scholars have wound up in remedial college classes in math and English--a fact that is a bit embarassing for the Promise program. Currently a composite score of 21 on the ACT is required, but subscores for math and English can be lower. Students who receive less than 19 in math and 18 in English are placed in remedial college classes in many colleges, according to the report in today's Daily Mail. So, the Promise Board of Control may begin requiring a certain minimum subscore in both math and English. The effect will be fewer Promise recipients, but hopefully a more successful program overall.