All of us in developmental education/learning assistance should be interested in a report published last month by the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Titled College Remediation: What It Is, What It Costs, What's at Stake, the report recommends that institutions of higher education continue to offer remedial courses. The researchers found remedial education to be cost effective in relation to other alternatives. The argument that college remediation only repeats what recent high school graduates should have just learned is refuted by the fact that 47% of students enrolled in college remedial courses are over the age of 22. A review of the report appears in Higher Education and National Affairs , the newsletter of the American Council on Education (Report Urges College Officials to Maintain and Enhance Remedial Education, December 14, 1998, Vol. 47, No. 22. p. 3). The full report can be downloaded from the Institute for Higher Education web site at www.ihep.com. The file is designed to be opened through Acrobat Reader, but will probably open through other software. The download includes an executive summary plus the full report.