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

gstephens Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:28 AM
If you look at academic statistics throughout the country, you will find one glaring consistency. The amount of money lavished on feel good programs does not translate into academic success. The statistics from the states that spend the most on education definitely do not translate into student success. Another disturbing trend is that the states that pay the highest teacher salaries do not show any statistical improvement in student success. Chicago and New York are two of the highest paying school systems in the country and there is no success to point at at either locale. Washington, D.C. has incredible funding and no success worth touting. California and its money lavished schools are abysmal. Simply, money is not the issue.
Dixiedrifter Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:05 AM
A perplexing question for liberals, why do high-tech companies like MicroSoft prefer to hire Orientals and Indians? Currently, our U.S. education system has no defined purpose for its existence. Primary education in our country today provides nothing more than a glorified baby-sitting service for its children. As the year's go by, our education system turns out a greater percentage of functionally illiterate individuals, incapable I might add, of performing the most basic of tasks without supervision. Our native-born population will soon be comprised of burger-flippers and shelf stockers exclusively, with a few foreign-born engineers thrown in for good measure....

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...