Alice is one of those kids who managed to place out of remedial math. While Alice can handle signed numbers and some equations, she can't do much more. I suggested she go to the department and request a move to the lower level class where she would get a chance to improve her skills. She refused and kept coming to class, doing her best to succeed. Unfortunately, her best only got her a 5 on the final.
If Alice had been in my class in high school and I was going for merit pay, she would have brought me a step closer to it. She passed her regents and this improved my stats. Unfortunately, this did nothing to help her.
I have been trying to convince Alice to take that remedial class before she retakes the class he just failed. She can always find a teacher to let her audit the class to save the cost. I don't know if she will. She's afraid the no credit class will hold up her progress. I think I convinced her that failing term after term would be a lot more detrimental to her pursuit of a college degree because I just got an e-mail from her asking to borrow the text I promised to lend for the class she so desperately needs.