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No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate

New York Magazine, by Adam Martin

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Posted By:Oblio, 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM

An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 3/9/2013 1:21:30 PM     (No. 9216883)

When are we going to realize that Government run schools are a complete failure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: southron, 3/9/2013 1:29:15 PM     (No. 9216893)

The headline of the original article may have been exaggerated but the students couldn´t read at the high school level.But we can be sure that they have politically correct social opinions!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/9/2013 1:53:28 PM     (No. 9216919)

Based on this article, these 80% should NOT have been allowed to graduate. If they cannot read, then they certainly cannot have passed most other subjects, because they could not have passed any tests. Even math requires reading ability. Are they taking 6 gym courses daily ? Why do we have a U.S. Dept of Education ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rc1776, 3/9/2013 2:19:35 PM     (No. 9216956)

The feral gov.nyet regime loves the illiterate, the incompetent, illegal criminal aliens, perverts, felons, abortionist and the food stamp set. That is it´s base and their constituents. The regime seeks actively to create more of these.
The feral regime and the NEA are creating madarassa style indoctrination gulags to replenish this pathetic and dangerous base.
The head figger in the feral regime is pleased.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/9/2013 2:30:08 PM     (No. 9216976)

They may not be totally illiterate, wow, thanks NYC schools, but the community colleges clearly stated that remedial courses are needed to teach basic skills. That´s a failure.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 3/9/2013 2:48:19 PM     (No. 9216992)

One of the more prominent ´rackets´ in education demonstrated here...

The average college entrant now pays exorbitant prices for a year in which it is far from unusual to spend the entire period in ´remedial´ classes - English, Math, etc.

It´s becoming universal knowledge that high schools aren´t turning out ´college ready´ graduates - and in reality - what the heck is their job if not that? Schools nationwide are tanking. They´re far more concerned with (and rewarded for) ´indoctrination duties´.

Thank 50 years of ´progressives´ running the show. Badly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: weirdone, 3/9/2013 2:55:41 PM     (No. 9217001)

We have an Education Department #4 for the same reason we have an Energy Department. Although neither has done the job they were instituted to do they remain because government never shrinks no matter how redundant or incompetent.We have an Education Department #4 for the same reason we have an Energy Department. Although neither has done the job they were instituted to do they remain because government never shrinks no matter how redundant or incompetent.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tren9, 3/9/2013 3:15:08 PM     (No. 9217016)

What about those who do not go on to college? Many of them are even more illiterate.

Fifty years ago high school diplomas were in Latin. Sadly, half the graduates could not read their diploma. Today high school diplomas are printed in English. Sadly, half the graduates cannot read their diploma. -me

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 3/9/2013 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9217026)

As Charles Murray said: public education is the Soviet agriculture of American life.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: guamdivers, 3/9/2013 3:42:43 PM     (No. 9217046)

College level books are written at the 8th grade level. I would say that these people cannot read.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: philsner, 3/9/2013 3:49:51 PM     (No. 9217049)

Good to see the bunny taking up for government schools. All the rest of us just don´t know what we are talking about.

How in the world could all of you be so heartless? No one expects those who get a high school diploma to have mastered any of the subjects! Come on!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provide, 3/9/2013 4:10:31 PM     (No. 9217066)

They look like perfect candidates for admission into for-profit colleges.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chefrandy, 3/9/2013 4:17:22 PM     (No. 9217078)

#7 and 13 are correct for where this has been headed for years. Paying at the college level tuition for classes of high school math and English because rote memorization and phonics have been drummed out of the elementary education in favor of whatever new-fangled theory is prevalent at the time. Teaching to the standardized tests because we can´t get the little darlings to get the basics out of their education that would allow them to pass them in the first place.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/9/2013 4:17:47 PM     (No. 9217079)

Of course it´s the parents fault.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: uno, 3/9/2013 4:29:12 PM     (No. 9217092)

My daughter is a teacher. She will tell you that kids can´t read. Furthermore she graduated from the Catholic school system and regardless of what Bugs Bunny up there sez, she was more advanced than the public school taught freshmen by far as a result.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 3/9/2013 4:30:50 PM     (No. 9217096)

From public skrools (dumbasses) directly into the voting booths (LoMoFo lefties), mired with an "education" (indoctrination) that consists of bashing our heritage,blaming the white man for everything, praising people who are social misfits,never teaching "rugged individualism" or responsibility, and pounding all the pc "isms" down their poor gullets. What chance do they have? No wonder we are steered so far left politically in this fraudulent society we all abhor! Welcome to the REMEDIAL STATES OF AMERICA!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/9/2013 4:38:30 PM     (No. 9217104)

Keep in mind that those with poor academic abilties are applying to community colleges
precisely because they don´t have a prayer of getting into something more competitive.

Community colleges are useful and necessary. This is not a slam against any.
Obviously they have an important role to try to salvage academics for laggards, etc.
And also for those who just cannot pay higher costs of other institutions.

But remember that the less capable are directed toward these institutions because
that´s where they belong. Just a reality.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: vesicant, 3/9/2013 5:30:10 PM     (No. 9217151)

Typical leftie logic. Look, maroons, if 80% of those who think they´re good enough for college are functionally illiterate, what does that say about the skills of their non-college bound classmates? Are we supposed to think that those who don´t qualify for college are somehow better educated than those who do? Exactly what reading grade level is good enough for you maroons? First grade? Second grade? No, wait, they mentioned 8 year olds, so I guess third grade reading level is just peachy with NYMag.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 3/9/2013 7:27:53 PM     (No. 9217300)

I´m confused #3. Isn´t reading at a college Freshman level the same as reading at a high school senior level? Is there something magical that happens that summer between HS graduation and your freshman year of college?
The point is, why aren´t most of these students prepared upon graduation from high school (you know, those basically free 13 years of education) for either entry into the workforce or entry into some form of higher education? Why do they need remedial classes in reading, writing and basic math? Seriously, this is sad stuff.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/9/2013 7:33:39 PM     (No. 9217306)

The brilliant son of a friend went to one of the premier state universities in New York. He had a tutoring job teaching affirmative action freshmen.

He was astonished at their lack of reading and math ability. The activists in New York complain that not enough minority students (except for Asians) get into the state schools, which are funded by tuition and the taxpayers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/9/2013 11:17:58 PM     (No. 9217450)

My parent´s generation was reading at college level out of grammar school. It started falling during my generation. Now, I am 50. I know these people are funtionally illiterate. Just look at how they write. This article is claiming that the typos are ironic, but I say that they only confirm that the problem exists.

Our country is more backwards than it was 200+ years ago. Civility has also been lost. We were a much more civilized society before the 1960s. Now, we are tribal.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/10/2013 1:20:35 AM     (No. 9217527)

Today you can receive a certificate of completion just for showing up.

How many of the colleges are in a strip mall fleecing student loans ?

Many are not college material and should be in tech schools learning a trade.

If the test was on Hollyweird, the ones that can´t read would be rock stars.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: toddh, 3/10/2013 10:47:02 AM     (No. 9217811)

Most college graduates can read stop signs. But just try to get them to read something, anything, outside their comfort zone. Won´t happen. They´d rather discuss the directorial styles of action film directors and the finer points of their schools´ ape training (sports) programs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 3/13/2013 9:36:27 PM     (No. 9223858)

Huuked on fonix wurked fer me.

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