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

old progrmr2 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 5:11 PM
A big THANK YOU to the Teachers Unions, those mostly idle School Administrators and those absolutely incompetent (and arrogant) Professors of Education at those leftist enclaves called Colleges of Education for creating a continuing population of totally incompetent educators to give us a few more generations of illiterate, ignorant and unprepared Government School graduates. Keep at it as you continue to drive a once great educational system into the abyss and we become the laughing stock of the industrialized world. But, I understand, this is your goal and you are exceeding beyond all leftists dreams.

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...