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80% of NYC HS Grads Entering City College Don't Have Basic Skills
breitbart ^ | 3-7-13 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 03/08/2013 12:16:55 PM PST by TurboZamboni

In his last State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bragged about his huge taxpayer investments in education. “Now, let me ask you: is there anyone who still believes that New York City can’t get big things done? Since we’re here in Brooklyn, I’ll say it again: Fuhgeddaboudit.” Bloomberg was right about one thing only: forgetting about it. Because not only are big things not getting done in New York City on education, even small things aren’t getting done. According to officials from City University of New York, a full 80 percent of high school graduates in New York City who are headed to CUNY colleges can’t read properly, write or do basic math when they graduate. As CBS Local reports, “They had to re-learn basic skills – reading, writing, and math – first before they could begin college courses.” And that’s for the students who graduate and head to CUNY. New York City has the lowest graduation rate for black and Hispanic male students in the nation, with only 37 percent graduating. But teachers start off making $45,530 with benefits, and max out at over $100,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blooberg; college; cuny; education
need pictograms on the 16 oz. sodas.
1 posted on 03/08/2013 12:16:55 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

wanna bet 100% of them know how to put a condom on a banana?


2 posted on 03/08/2013 12:19:42 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Already posted under slightly different title:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2994716/posts


3 posted on 03/08/2013 12:21:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Neither does the mayor but that didn’t stop him from getting elected


4 posted on 03/08/2013 12:23:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TurboZamboni

Well at least their healthy and aren’t deaf...........


5 posted on 03/08/2013 12:23:21 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

80% or 90 Harvard grads graduate with honors. Does that mean none are special or almost all are special or honorable?


6 posted on 03/08/2013 12:24:20 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sorry.

search didn’t find under ‘match any word’ (base on headline) and ‘most recent posts’


7 posted on 03/08/2013 12:24:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Red Badger

I bet they know all about global warming, recycling and MLK though!


8 posted on 03/08/2013 12:26:12 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

...and really have high self esteem...........


9 posted on 03/08/2013 12:33:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

There’s only one thing to do about this situation: DUMB DOWN THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO THEIR LEVEL!........


10 posted on 03/08/2013 12:35:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TurboZamboni

11 posted on 03/08/2013 12:36:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TurboZamboni

And working a job that suits their intelligence will be “beneath” them. They will be coming to our doors wanting us to share food with the collective. They will be violent...but many won’t have guns. I will.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Red Badger

lol

good one!


13 posted on 03/08/2013 12:37:07 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TurboZamboni
a full 80 percent of high school graduates in New York City who are headed to CUNY colleges can’t read properly, write or do basic math when they graduate.

It's the same thing in all the big cities. They don't care about no white man's education. They know the words to hundreds of rap songs and they are all hoping to be ballplayers or entertainers. And I'm not talking only about black kids, even the white kids and asian kids are walking around with their butt hanging out.

14 posted on 03/08/2013 12:37:17 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: TurboZamboni

No doubt what we need is more money and perks for teachers and more protective union rules.

That’s the answer!


15 posted on 03/08/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’d bet that not ONE can make change for a dollar with nickels, dimes and quarters either. Give any young clerk $12.52 for something costing $12.27 and they are lost without the register.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 12:40:47 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thanks, unions!


17 posted on 03/08/2013 12:44:37 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: TexasFreeper2009
"wanna bet 100% of them know how to put a condom on a banana?"

And nearly 100% know how to vote Democrat.

18 posted on 03/08/2013 12:48:02 PM PST by Truth29
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To: TurboZamboni

Because education is a joke. Some people are exempted from standards because of their appearance or background. Skills are not taught. Leftist attitudes are taught, however, such as “gay is good” “guns bad.”


19 posted on 03/08/2013 12:51:33 PM PST by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: TurboZamboni

will 80% of the teachers in NY schools be sacked ... losing their pensions as well?

I know... too funny. expecting accountability and responsibility by those sucking down our money


20 posted on 03/08/2013 12:57:07 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TurboZamboni

But at least now they cant buy supersized sugar soda’s,
one step at a time!


21 posted on 03/08/2013 1:01:31 PM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Isn’t New York the most important,sophisticated city in the
country? All those museums,galleries,smart people etc. I get
this is probably public not private schools, but sheesh.

At least they’re not stuck in ‘flyover’ country.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 1:04:54 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Sooo, let’s give all those over achieving theachers more money?
Isn’t this the same bunch that refuse to publish which teachers can’t walk and talk and chew gum at the same time?


23 posted on 03/08/2013 1:24:12 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: TurboZamboni

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2013/03/officials-80-percent-of-recent-nyc-high.html


24 posted on 03/08/2013 1:34:17 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: TurboZamboni

As a newcomer to retirement, I am doing a senior audit of an economics course at our local community college. It is an eye opener. Most of the other students in this class are in their early 20’s & 30’s. It is disheartening to observe the lack of critical thinking and the general lack of basic skills. Watching them try to do math (93 - 41 =??) without a calculator is sad. Handwriting is atrocious, and by their own admission cannot read their own writing. They become jazzed when they realize that the trend is more government intervention and potential handouts. Several want to eventually become computer hackers, others want to enter the animation and movie making industry. The professor is in his 50’s and he is also disappointed in the recent crop. My only hope is that this is not the norm. For my generation and their sake.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 1:42:21 PM PST by pacobell
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To: TurboZamboni
Easy fix just lower the standards to get into college./s
26 posted on 03/08/2013 1:56:27 PM PST by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it you wont need one again.)
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To: TurboZamboni

New York public schools top nation in per-student spending. They spend $18,000 per student.


27 posted on 03/08/2013 2:04:07 PM PST by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: pacobell

Never mind students entering a college; you should speak to some of the affirmative-action recipients of college degrees. There are now two tiers of each degree: a real one, and one where the recipient belongs to any of the “preferred” groups.

The media said George W. Bush received “gentlemen’s Cs” in college (implying they were unearned); they stopped this when it was revealed that his grades were higher than Al Gore’s. Now we can have a “minority A”; this covers any grade for any course for which a woman or minority received college credit. If they can prove otherwise, then they can be treated as full adults; otherwise, they have the cloud of suspicion hovering over them...


28 posted on 03/08/2013 3:15:57 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wanna bet 100% of them know how to put a condom on a banana?

Don't ask them to try it on a cucumber though.

29 posted on 03/08/2013 3:54:48 PM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: TurboZamboni

This has been going on for generations it seems in the public schools.

Guess what? Most of these kids with their crummy educations will get jobs, get into some type of higher education if they choose, get married, have kids, and live productive lives.

They’ll do okay in spite of the public schools.

Stop trying to reform the public schools. You can’t.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 5:33:12 PM PST by goldi
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To: TurboZamboni

I have an idea:

Since a lot of colleges are financially well off, let them handle the student loan program. The college/university would have to loan their money and figure out how to get it back with interest.

Benefits:
1) Tuitions would drop.
2) Colleges would concentrate on degrees that matched up to good paying jobs.
3) Degrees with “studies” in their name would disappear.
4) College would actually offer assistance to find jobs.
5) We’d actually have an educated populace over time.


31 posted on 03/15/2013 5:00:59 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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