THE PRIORITIES OF LIBERAL NYC MAYOR BLOOMBERG …
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg focuses on the size of sodas, limits of salt and sugar and the usage of ear buds, a disturbing educational bombshell was dropped … 80% of recent NYC high school graduates cannot read. Read, literacy, who cares about that? Obviously not Bloomberg who is more concerned with the size of beverages than actually providing an proper education to the youth of the city. How bad has the situation got? As reported at the Daily Caller, City University system officials have introduced a program called CUNY Start that provides inexpensive immersion classes for students who managed to graduate high school without mastering basic skills. Unbelievable, a college needs to set up a learning program to deal with the institutional and educational failures of the NYC high schools. I guess that is Bloomberg’s interpretation of no child left behind … just pass them through and let some one else deal with the problem. What are the chances Bloomberg will ask for money to through down the educational rat hole?
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.
The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2?s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade.
They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.
It is a crime what is happening in so many school systems in this country.