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

old progrmr2 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 5:17 PM
So demanding excellence is an ATTACK. Yep, I guess it would be considered that by a dedicated leftist beholden to Union thugs and intent on dumbing down the populus.

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...