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Almost 80% of NYC High School Graduates Need Remedial Classes Before Attending Community College

barry1817 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 1:26 AM
yup only with a teacher's union will they try to tell us that they have been successful in educating our children. Anyone laughing as your tax dollars are WASTED on failure, and yet the unions keep telling us they need more money and the lame stream media keeps telling us about this great investment in education. HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHHA And obozo still talks about investing in education while ignoring his failures

Put another way, only about 20 percent of students who graduate high school in New York City are academically prepared to take -- and presumably pass -- college courses. This should be a wake-up call, America (via CBS New York):

Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.

The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.

When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough...