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.
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