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

jeffar Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 7:23 PM
There are many causes for this problem. Moral decay, lack of personal responsibility, no parental involvement. Parents won't speak English with their children. Broken families. Lowering of standards. No Child Left Behind, standardized testing. No discipline in the schools or at home. Failure to communicate the value of a good education (it is an opportunity, not a right). The falsehood that more money will fix the problems. This list could go on for a while.
Ress Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 7:26 PM
Note the common denominator in almost all of those: government involvement.

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...