Skip to comments.80% of NYC HS Grads Entering City College Don't Have Basic Skills
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 cant get big things done? Since were here in Brooklyn, Ill 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 arent 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 cant 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 thats 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.
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wanna bet 100% of them know how to put a condom on a banana?
Already posted under slightly different title:
Neither does the mayor but that didn’t stop him from getting elected
Well at least their healthy and aren’t deaf...........
80% or 90 Harvard grads graduate with honors. Does that mean none are special or almost all are special or honorable?
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I bet they know all about global warming, recycling and MLK though!
...and really have high self esteem...........
There’s only one thing to do about this situation: DUMB DOWN THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO THEIR LEVEL!........
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.
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.
No doubt what we need is more money and perks for teachers and more protective union rules.
That’s the answer!
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.
And nearly 100% know how to vote Democrat.
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.”
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
But at least now they cant buy supersized sugar soda’s,
one step at a time!
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.
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?
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.
New York public schools top nation in per-student spending. They spend $18,000 per student.
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...
Don't ask them to try it on a cucumber though.
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.
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.
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.