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Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read
CBS NY ^

Posted on 03/07/2013 3:11:25 PM PST by SMGFan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: arth; highschoolgrads; illiteracy; literacy; newyork; ny; readingskills
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That is because they did not have Head Start.

Say no to testing.

1 posted on 03/07/2013 3:11:27 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

That’s okay as long as they don’t drink a 2 liter soda with their pizza.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 3:13:30 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SMGFan

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?


3 posted on 03/07/2013 3:14:25 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SMGFan

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.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 3:14:47 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SMGFan

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:

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Here’s 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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315730/posts?page=84#84

Proposal for the Free Republic High School Diploma.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1316882/posts

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5 posted on 03/07/2013 3:15:24 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: SMGFan

What is worse is that many highly educated people don’t understand common sense.

Tons of knowledge, little wisdom.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 3:15:56 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Talisker

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?


7 posted on 03/07/2013 3:16:44 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: SMGFan

Sounds like good material for a class action lawsuit.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 3:17:51 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: SMGFan

Sounds like good material for a class action lawsuit.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 3:17:52 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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Cannot read, nor have large sodas and greasy fries.

Good job, gun grabber.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 3:18:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: SMGFan

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.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 3:19:23 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SMGFan

That’s normal. Eighty percent or more of mainstream media journalists can’t write.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 3:20:51 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SMGFan

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?


13 posted on 03/07/2013 3:21:06 PM PST by petitfour
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To: SMGFan

but they are indoctrinated for sex at 11, mandatory.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 3:21:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: HomeAtLast

They should sue their parents for neglect.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 3:23:50 PM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: SMGFan

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!


16 posted on 03/07/2013 3:24:09 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: SMGFan

Their earbuds are too loud.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 3:24:50 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SMGFan

and ubama got about 80% of the vote in NYC

Hmmm...


18 posted on 03/07/2013 3:25:25 PM PST by rhinohunter
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To: Pharmboy

Well, I guess the US Department of Education has no solutions.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 3:25:28 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

As long as they vote moonbat, a lifelong welfare existence is well within reach....

Way to go liberals!! Woo-Hoo!!


20 posted on 03/07/2013 3:26:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: SMGFan

I find this absolutely astonishing.

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21 posted on 03/07/2013 3:27:06 PM PST by Mears
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To: SMGFan

I guess this is because they don’t have enough money


22 posted on 03/07/2013 3:27:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

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.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 3:28:50 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Dutch Boy

What is worse is that many highly educated people don’t understand common sense. Tons of knowledge, little wisdom.
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Post of the Day!!!! A variation of that theme is there are tons of people who know everything, but produce nothing.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 3:29:46 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Marie

The story of our culture today I would say


25 posted on 03/07/2013 3:32:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

They can’t read but they can for Democrats.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 3:32:11 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SMGFan
Only ~61% of those entering NYC high schools even graduate. So it's likely that only about 12% of NYC kids can read.
27 posted on 03/07/2013 3:33:02 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SMGFan

........................”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!


28 posted on 03/07/2013 3:35:56 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: petitfour

Who are NYC School students

Scroll down a few pages to begin seeing table data

29 posted on 03/07/2013 3:40:10 PM PST by deport
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To: SMGFan

Those are the ones who ATTEMPTED post-secondary education.

That population EXCLUDES dropouts and grads who go to work.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 3:41:44 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: SMGFan
I had enough curiosity to teach myself how to read before I got to the 1st grade.

What is wrong with people?

31 posted on 03/07/2013 3:42:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SMGFan

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.


32 posted on 03/07/2013 3:42:32 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: SMGFan

Wow.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 3:43:31 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Talisker

Makes you wonder how they can read to vote. What’s next the the dem canidate names $$$ signs?


34 posted on 03/07/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by Average Al
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To: SMGFan
since when has that been a requirement to graduate from a NYC highschool???
35 posted on 03/07/2013 3:44:05 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SMGFan

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!


36 posted on 03/07/2013 3:46:04 PM PST by jpsb
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Remember when you had to be smart to get into college, even a community college?”

Wow! Are you showing your age!


37 posted on 03/07/2013 3:47:27 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: SMGFan

Read the article, THESE 80% ARE THE KIDS APPLYING FOR COLLEGE, THE ACHIEVERS!!!


38 posted on 03/07/2013 3:48:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: jpsb

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.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 3:52:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

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...?


40 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:03 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Talisker
-- Illiteracy isn't even on their radar screens. --

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.

41 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:11 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: SMGFan

I am guessing that a Regents’ diploma isn’t required to enter a NY college anymore.


42 posted on 03/07/2013 3:58:34 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Marie

Well you tried Marie.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 3:59:22 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

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.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 4:01:45 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: Marie
She pulled him away from me, to protect his ego.

You mean you actually met an Obama Bimbo? LOL

45 posted on 03/07/2013 4:06:41 PM PST by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: SMGFan

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!


46 posted on 03/07/2013 4:07:57 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SMGFan

With Bloomberg in the midst of an unprecedented third term as mayor, you’d think he’d have to bear some responsibility for this.


47 posted on 03/07/2013 4:08:09 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SMGFan

Relearn? Or learn?


48 posted on 03/07/2013 4:10:20 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: SMGFan

What’s the big deal, Bloomie can just ban illiteracy. Problem solved.


49 posted on 03/07/2013 4:10:38 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: SMGFan

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.


50 posted on 03/07/2013 4:12:58 PM PST by Elsiejay
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