This could explain why Bloomberg keeps getting re-elected.
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It does show that his priorities are fucked up.
80% of graduating NYC high school students can’t read

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.

They’re not educated enough for community college?

In its defense, the NYC Department of Education said it has raised high school graduation rates by 40 percent over the last seven years.

The purpose of a school is to teach, not to be a diploma mill. Obviously NYC isn’t getting much for it’s $20,276.00 per student.

Maybe Bloomberg should quit worrying about the size of sodas and bring in someone to do some radical cutting to the school system staff, including teachers.

In sheer numbers it means that nearly 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics couldn’t read them..

FIFT.

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This could explain why Bloomberg keeps getting re-elected. — 6 Comments

  1. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills …

    Note the faulty hidden assumption: that at some point they actually learned the basic skills, which over time they lost for some unknown reason, altho they arebasic !

  2. How could they be prepared for college if they can’t read? Doesn’t education at a college level require a certain amount of knowledge obtained above the basics? How could they have obtained that knowledge without being able to read and write?

  3. During my school board days, we had a mantra. You teach a child something once and it is an investment. If you have to teach it again it’s an expense. Teachers hated anything having to do with accountablity. Some even got angry when outstanding teachers were recognized for student progress in basic skills.
    Without competition the public school system is just a cluster……………

  4. Teachers hated anything having to do with accountablity.

    Of course. Teaching is the noblest profession, more a divine calling, actually, and those who answer the call are, by definition, without blemish.

    Trying to grade teachers is, well, like trying to grade Jesus Christ.

    You fucking heathens.

  5. That’s $20,276 per student per year.

    Apparently, over the 13 years from K-12.

    My kids went to parochial school for a tenth of that for K-8, and less than half for 9-12. I know, because I paid it. After I paid my taxes to support the worthless public schools.