Math teacher Thora Broyles, right, counts on her fingers in an effort to help student Jamal Mabry in a remedial math class Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Missouri State University-West Plains in West Plains, Mo. At the two-year school in south-central Missouri, fully 75 percent of first-year students take at least one remedial class, well above the national average of 50 percent at community colleges and 20 percent at four-year schools. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Math teacher Thora Broyles, right, counts on her fingers in an effort to help student Jamal Mabry in a remedial math class Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Missouri State University-West Plains in West Plains, Mo. At the two-year school in south-central Missouri, fully 75 percent of first-year students take at least one remedial class, well above the national average of 50 percent at community colleges and 20 percent at four-year schools. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Math teacher Thora Broyles, right, counts on her fingers in an effort to help student Jamal Mabry in a remedial math class Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Missouri State University-West Plains in West Plains, Mo. At the two-year school in south-central Missouri, fully 75 percent of first-year students take at least one remedial class, well above the national average of 50 percent at community colleges and 20 percent at four-year schools. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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