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

Mike14760 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 10:42 AM
As notrmal teachers are blaming the parents. First off the teachers are the professionals. When I was a 22 year old Corporal in the Marine Corps and my troops didn't perform as they should my First Sergent would never accept the excuse was that was beause their parents hadn't done their job, he would have told me I was their parent. Techers should be tested and fired if they don't pass. Kids should take standardized tests to find out what they know. If students fail the teacher should be fired. Schools should be in business to teach kids not for the benifit teachers. The government should be givin vouchers so that parents can pick the school their kids go to which should include religious schools. Schools should institute strict disapline.

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...