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In a message dated 99-01-05 13:17:59 EST, you write:

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 In the past, when Harvard (and other prestigious institutions) had
 compensatory programs, they were for the children of the wealthy elite
 and/or alumni (who were elite by virtue of the fact that they graduated
 from Harvard) who needed extra help or additional instruction and
 academic support in order to perform at the expected level after they
 were admitted to the college.
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I'm not so sure that's entirely true. If you go back to the earliest days of
Harvard's history, students came to the college from farms and cities without
strong educational systems.  Remedial education was needed to get them ready
for college work. Of course, when you get to the heyday of the robber barons
and beyond you're probably right on target.

Richard Damashek
Director of Developmental Studies
Calumet College
Whiting, IN