This statistic is extremely troubling; close to 80 % of New York City high school graduates cannot read and need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the New York community college system. While NY Mayor Bloomterd worries about banning salt, 16 ounce drinks and the latest focus is on individuals head phone volume, he claims they are annoying to others and need to be regulated. These are the things NY Mayor Nanny Bloomberg worries about when the number of kids that cannot read is the highest in years.
School Officials told CBS 2′s reporter that “nearly 80 percent of those who graduate from city high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work”. The end result is almost 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics. There is an equally troubling flip side to this story, the cost to NY taxpayers. They spend approximately $27.000 per student and $15 billion a year to run the entire NY public school system that produces an 80 % failure rate in educating these students in basic skills.
Article Org: CBSlocal.com