The future of developmental education is at risk. Questions about the access, affordability, and assurance of development education affect the external and internal politics, finances, and missions of institutions of higher education. Challenges associated with initiatives designed to ensure the inclusion and promote the academic success of underprepared students attending college include lower persistence rates, lower graduation rates and higher cost per student. For example, some stakeholders suggest removing developmental courses from college offerings, others see these classes as essential to the mission of higher education. This publication introduces the various perspectives and responses to the debate on the future of developmental education and issues a call to action for developmental education advocates in future research, policy, and practice. Download Here.