It is widely known that many first year college and university students require remedial education before they can take basic college or universities courses. The question colleges and universities must ask is whether they are obliged to over remedial courses.
The subjects that have received the most attention for years are English and mathematics. Many other courses do not receive much attention. However, many college and university instructors know that many students are not prepared for the introductory science courses in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, geology and many others.
Colleges and universities may have some obligation and responsibility to provide some form of remedial education. They accept the students knowing they are not prepared for college and university courses.
If the U.S.A. is serious about improving its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics status, students who are admitted by colleges and universities need to be ready for higher education course before they show up on university or college campuses.
Over the years, colleges and universities have increased student access, but it seems with increased accessibility colleges and universities may need to work with high schools to ensure that they do not take the high school obligations and responsibilities.