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Old 03-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default 80% of NYC high-school grads can't read well enough to get into college.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/...s-cannot-read/

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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.
That is insane.

We are raising generations of idiots who not only cannot read, they see no reason to read.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Chicago would have them beat but the high homicide rate kills off the illiterate. You see, gun control improves literacy rates.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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All they got to read is...(D)
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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The machines are all rigged. All they have to do is tell the media they went to vote and the rest takes care of itself.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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FREE SH!T beats an education of the minorities & lazy everytime!.... Why work for it, when it's FREE???
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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But I thought our Public Education system was the best in the world?

What gives?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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That is insane.

We are raising generations of idiots who not only cannot read, they see no reason to read.
Welcome to the land of hope and change...Forward!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:47 AM   #8
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #9
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...And 20% CAN get in! Sounds a lot like the "good old days" of the boomin' 1920s. The vast majority didn't go to college, just went to work.

The vast majority of college grads became public school teachers. Being among the best and the brightest, they formed unions and did even better.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:36 AM   #10
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But I thought our Public Education system was the best in the world?

What gives?

Heavily-taxed Germany is about as good as it gets. Almost EVERYONE goes to college, and tuition is a government-paid freebie!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:24 AM   #11
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You are not reading this right, sub006. It's not that 80% can't get into college. They can. It's that they can't function.

80% of high-school graduates ought to be ready for college. Maybe only 20% should be able to gain something from it and get a useful degree, sure.

But what this says is that 80% of the HS graduates can't read a newspaper and understand what they've read.

It's horrifying.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:56 AM   #12
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You are not reading this right, sub006.
Perhaps sub006 graduated in NYC.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:05 AM   #13
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Perhaps sub006 graduated in NYC.


It's easy to spot the finest examples of public education here.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #14
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This can't be true. Just last week somebody was going on here in CFOT about how stupid people in the South are because the education in the north is so much better......
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This can't be true. Just last week somebody was going on here in CFOT about how stupid people in the South are because the education in the north is so much better......
check the rates for education and you will have your answer.
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What gives?
It IS!!!





.....but the fools still have to pay attention!!!!


Believe me, this kind of s*t rots my socks, because I'm married to a teacher, and see all of the hoops SHE has to jump through, in an attempt to teach the kids. But THEY stumble in every day, all f***ed up, with all sorts of "issues", because their parents have been long time alcohol and drug abusers, and the teachers are stuck dealing with it....and at the same time, criticized to high heaven, because Johnny and Janie can't read or write at any sort of acceptable level.


Think I'm kidding?? My wife put 35 years in as a full time teacher, retired, and now subs a couple of days a week. The school where she now is, has this one kid who likes to walk out of class, go into the gym, where he takes off his clothes and takes a dump on the floor. Think THAT'S normal behavior???
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... The school where she now is, has this one kid who likes to walk out of class, go into the gym, where he takes off his clothes and takes a dump on the floor. Think THAT'S normal behavior???
Are you implying he's done this more than once? If so, then why is he still allowed to attend that school after the first incident?

Let me guess... he's a complete nutjob who's being "mainstreamed" so he won't be "left behind". Am I right?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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You are not reading this right, sub006. It's not that 80% can't get into college. They can. It's that they can't function.

80% of high-school graduates ought to be ready for college. Maybe only 20% should be able to gain something from it and get a useful degree, sure.

But what this says is that 80% of the HS graduates can't read a newspaper and understand what they've read.

It's horrifying.
Are students ever required to repeat a grade anymore, or has "failing" gone the way of the dodo?

I was in public grade school during the fifties. Every year there were several kids who didn't pass. They couldn't do the basic skills well enough to go on to the next grade. Yeah, I'm sure it was humiliating for them to be "held back", but that was better than allowing them to fall further behind in order to preserve their self-esteem.
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Are you implying he's done this more than once? If so, then why is he still allowed to attend that school after the first incident?

Let me guess... he's a complete nutjob who's being "mainstreamed" so he won't be "left behind". Am I right?
More like obamas race to the bottom.....
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