Thursday, March 7, 2013

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

 NYC Board of Education (credit: CBS 2)

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.

More @ CBS 


  1. I have the pleasure of working with 17-24 year old Americans. One day I asked a 21 year old .gov high school grad how to spell his middle name of Steven (many forms of Steven). His reply "I don't know how to spell it. I never have to use it".
    Since then I periodically ask random young adults to spell for me their middle names. Many have to think hard about spelling it and often I have those who simply cannot spell their own middle name.
    Government schools and the marxist bandits who teach in them are one of the biggest reasons behind the fall of the Republic.
    Try it sometime....ask an American product of .gov schools how to spell his/her name. You'll be able to tack one more reason to your "Why I Despise .Gov Employees" list.

  2. Oh, didn't you hear? Bloomberg put books on his ban list along with soda pop, meds, and ear buds. Kinda hard to learn stuff without material to learn from.
    Heh. Pre tea snarky. ;)
    Miss Violet

  3. We all need to think long and hard before we clear out all those books we have cluttering up everything. Just wait until all print is on electronic media and those in power decide to control what we get to read.

    1. I have never thrown a book away. Nothing like one.