80% Of NYC High School Grads Can't Read

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. pspr


    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) It's an education bombshell.

    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 of Manhattan Community College couldn't make the grade.

    They had to re-learn basic skills reading, writing and math first before they could begin college courses.

    They are part of a disturbing statistic.

    Officials told CBS 2's Kramer that nearly 80 percent of those who graduate from city high schools arrived at City University's community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work.

    In sheer numbers it means that nearly 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics.

  2. If there are three apples on the table and Jamal takes two apples,

    What color is Jamal?
  3. LEAPup


    Gotta love those teacher's unions.:(
  4. Lucrum


    Federal Dept of ED, teachers unions and incompetent school boards.
  5. Max E.

    Max E.

    Its too bad that none of these school shootings ever happen when the studentrs have the day off, for a teachers meeting.
  6. LEAPup


    Yes, good point. The FEDERAL dept of education... The federal govt would fu*k up a soup sandwich. Look how they've "helped" educate kids in America today. I just hope the Chinese don't eat my dogs when they take over America.
  7. pspr


    They did that. They sent Me-Chelle around to screw up school lunches so the kids won't graduate with big fat asses like her. Instead, let's stunt their growth. Maybe just smoke a joint during lunch to spike those IQ's. :D
  8. Uh-huh:D

    Clinton won the election after the shutdown

  9. Lucrum


    Where is IQ47 at to condemn this post as insulting trolling and having nothing to do with politics?
    #10     Mar 8, 2013