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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 5:41 PM
One of the great lessons of our time, is the fact that "meaning well" ultimately means nothing. An emotional desire to help is not the same as having a plan that could actually help.
SMyles Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:45 PM
So true. I didn't quite finish, but when one has a sense of entitlement, responsibility for ones own well being withers away.

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...