Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg Do You Still Claim To Be The "Education Mayor" After The Terrible College Remediation Results Were Published?
Well, the Mayor's claim that he will go down as the "Education Mayor" seems like a fantasy as even more data shows that New York City high school graduates who attend college needs more and more remediation before taking legitimate college courses. It is bad enough that 79% of the entering freshmen need remediation in at least one course but an astounding 22.6% need triple remediation in reading, writing, and Math, unbelievable but true. This triple remediation level has risen 7.2% since 2005 when it was 15.4%. This dramatic rise in students needing triple remediation appears to correlate with the rising high school graduation rate and associated with the increased use of questionable "credit recovery programs". Remember, this does not include those high school graduates who never bothered to attend college.
Furthermore, only 46% of all graduating high school students actually enrolled in college. That means the majority of high school graduates never go to college according to the New York Daily News. The newspaper actual quoted the Mayor in defending the poor results in which he said the following:
"Do every one of our 1.1 million kids that go to New York City public schools get a great education?" Mayor Bloomberg asked rhetorically. "No, but that is our objective, and we're going to keep working until we get there."