March 8, 2013
LOWER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read.
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. . . .
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.
As I note in The K-12 Implosion, this is why so many parents are pulling their kids out of large urban school districts. Leaving your kid in schools like this is practically parental malpractice.
Meanwhile, maybe Mike Bloomberg should be addressing problems like this, instead of Big Gulps and women with too many condoms. You know?