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

Egon3 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:53 PM
No government can do a damn thing well. I raised 3 boys as a single dad and home schooled them. By the time they were 14, they were intellectually and spirituallyat par or better than top of the class third year college students. They are all married now with kids of their own and doing the same as I did plus the precious help of their wives. It was no big deal, in fact, a true pleasure.
Ken6226 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:57 PM
The government can do some things well, but the federal government's involvement in the educational system has proven disastrous.

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...