An “Astonishing” Number?

From an article in the New York Post:

13_CUNY-GC-Commencement-2013-1366_OPENINGNew York City high school graduates who enroll at CUNY often aren’t ready for college, according to data showing the rising number of freshmen in need of remedial help.

An astonishing 78.3 percent of CUNY community college students who graduated from city high schools in 2014 enrolled in remedial courses this past school year, up from 77.6 percent the year before.

Students who failed CUNY admissions tests in math, English or writing had to take the extra courses freshman year to catch up.

Education experts said the city must better prepare kids for college.

“Clearly, grads continue not to be college-ready,” Brooklyn College professor David Bloomfield said.

That certainly does seem very high. I am reading a scholarly article now on college writing (will cite later) that said the national average is that 52% of high school students are unprepared for college reading, writing, or both. Either number is sobering.

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