Over the years, fewer that 25% of NYC high school graduates were college ready and must take no- credit remedial courses at the seven community colleges. However, this year, only 62.5% of the NYC high school graduates were subject to remedial college courses, down from 80% the year before. Did the students get smarter? No, the reason for the drop was that CUNY loosened the Math requirements.
Just like the State who lowered the cut scores on their Math test, CUNY used the SATs or allowed the student to take the exam again if she or he failed the first time. Moreover, the student no longer needs to take or pass Algebra II (Trigonometry). CUNY's dumbing down the Math requirements does not make the entering students anysmarter.
While the NYC high school graduation rate keeps rising, only 22% of the students complete three years at the CUNY Community colleges.
Read the New York Post article Here.