(In my day) a shovel in a a ditch or a place in the United States Army – that was remediation. At some point, young people have to realize there are consequences, and you have to buckle down and have to learn. Some of what we’re doing — I don’t know how affordable it is.
— Senator on a legislative higher education panel today discussing Minnesota’s college remedial- and developmental education programs. (Couldn’t see who it was. Just a flavor of that point in the proceedings.)