Skip to comments.Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read
Posted on 03/07/2013 3:11:25 PM PST by SMGFan
Its an education bombshell.
Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City Universitys 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 couldnt make the grade.
They had to re-learn basic skills reading, writing and math first before they could begin college courses.
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
Say no to testing.
That’s okay as long as they don’t drink a 2 liter soda with their pizza.
Remedial reading programs at a college seems a little stupid to me. Remember when you had to be smart to get into college, even a community college?
Liberals wouldn’t think 100% failure meant anything, either.
After all, these are people who support - in the name of peace - a political system that murdered 200 million people in the last 100 years.
Illiteracy isn’t even on their radar screens.
And 80% of teaching efforts go towards keeping these idiots in school so that the schools can generate revenue for their attendance. The whole education effort has been convoluted to this purpose.
From my home page:
Heres my modest proposal for education reform.
We have been discussing ways to fast track kids through high school to avoid the liberal agenda and other idiocies:
Proposal for the Free Republic High School Diploma.
What is worse is that many highly educated people don’t understand common sense.
Tons of knowledge, little wisdom.
Right. As long as the kids come out understanding that Heather has two mommies, and that they have to hate the 1%, why should they need something so irrelevant as reading skills?
Sounds like good material for a class action lawsuit.
Sounds like good material for a class action lawsuit.
Cannot read, nor have large sodas and greasy fries.
Good job, gun grabber.
Yes...but the teacher’s unions pensions are in great shape! Ask Randy Weingarten...the la presidente forever...she’s done such a great job.
That’s normal. Eighty percent or more of mainstream media journalists can’t write.
No way. How could this be with No Child Left Behind testing these “graduates” all through their schooling? You aren’t supposed to “pass” unless you are proficient in the skills taught.
What are the demographics of the public schools in NYC?
but they are indoctrinated for sex at 11, mandatory.
They should sue their parents for neglect.
Think how bad it would have been if teachers were not unionized or if budgets had been cut.
Obviously, the solution is stronger unions and more money!
Their earbuds are too loud.
and ubama got about 80% of the vote in NYC
Well, I guess the US Department of Education has no solutions.
As long as they vote moonbat, a lifelong welfare existence is well within reach....
Way to go liberals!! Woo-Hoo!!
I find this absolutely astonishing.
I guess this is because they don’t have enough money
A friend asked me to tutor her son.
I found out that this high school kid could not read. He could not write. He’d never been exposed to phonics. He didn’t have the slightest clue as to what went into a five paragraph essay.
I needed to start him out in the most basic program to build him up and teach him the correct way to use the most basic English. I wanted to teach him phonics.
He complained to his mother and my friend came to me and told me that I was ‘demeaning’ her son.
So he was not taught.
He had a willing tutor. He had someone who was willing to nug out the hard stuff and get him up to snuff.
But his pride was hurt. That, his mother could not stand.
She pulled him away from me, to protect his ego.
I pray for this young man.
What is worse is that many highly educated people dont understand common sense. Tons of knowledge, little wisdom.
Post of the Day!!!! A variation of that theme is there are tons of people who know everything, but produce nothing.
The story of our culture today I would say
They can’t read but they can for Democrats.
........................”In its defense, the NYC Department of Education said it has raised high school graduation rates by 40 percent over the last seven years. And that the number of students needing remedial courses to do college work has declined slightly by half a percentage point overall”............................
Gee! I wonder if there’s a clue to the problem in that statement?
Thirty nine and one half percent more graduates that don’t have a clue!
Scroll down a few pages to begin seeing table data
Those are the ones who ATTEMPTED post-secondary education.
That population EXCLUDES dropouts and grads who go to work.
What is wrong with people?
Considering that 18% of New York city voted republican in 2012, my guess is that republicans haven’t been a part of the cause leading to this human tragedy.
Makes you wonder how they can read to vote. What’s next the the dem canidate names $$$ signs?
4 out of 5 graduates can not read-write or do basic math? Total fail for NYC schools, total fail! Shame on any NYC teachers, yall SUCK!
“Remember when you had to be smart to get into college, even a community college?”
Wow! Are you showing your age!
Read the article, THESE 80% ARE THE KIDS APPLYING FOR COLLEGE, THE ACHIEVERS!!!
the liberal answer is to give them a raise.
as long as these kids hate Republicans, mock Christians, know how to use a condom by 11 (and they HAD better be sleeping around too!) then liberals will call it a success.
So big deal....they don’t need any reading skills, just enough ability to be able to read their Facebook and twitter feeds...
After all...Micky D’s has a picture menu....
What other social skills do you need...?
In this case, I don't think "can't read" is synonymous with illiterate. The requirement is reading plus comprehension, and the reader is tested by answering questions that test comprehension.
No doubt, some of them are illiterate, meaning they don't recognize many common words put in front of them; but I;ll guess the majority suffer from limited vocabulary, which is slightly different from "illiterate". I'm going to guess they read at a 5th grade level, but 10th grade level is required to make it through the first year of college.
I am guessing that a Regents’ diploma isn’t required to enter a NY college anymore.
Well you tried Marie.
More low-information voters. They don’t need to know how to read, just vote. The much-vaunted Axelrod outreach to inner cities won re-election for O’Bummer last year.
You mean you actually met an Obama Bimbo? LOL
I have an idea, lets set the money given to the schools per student back to where it was that they used to pass a reading test.
It will save Billions!
With Bloomberg in the midst of an unprecedented third term as mayor, you’d think he’d have to bear some responsibility for this.
Relearn? Or learn?
What’s the big deal, Bloomie can just ban illiteracy. Problem solved.
I and my three children were proficient readers at least a year prior to enrolling in grade one. We are not necessarily a whole lot smarter than the average, but just possibly being nurtured in a family environment was helpful. Government interventions, however well intentioned, are not adequate substitutes.
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