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

this-one-over-here Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:39 PM
Something to keep in mind. My generation didn't ask for a terrible education. We didn't ask for substandard teachers, or unqualified trainers, or for such misguided curriculums. Many of us worked hard. Very hard. But if we aren't taught what to work hard 'at' by competent teachers, then we haven't got a chance.

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...