Tuesday, November 27, 2018
More NYC Students Going To College But Are They Getting A Degree?
With great fanfare Chancellor Richard Carranza hailed the 59% of the high school graduates who went to college, other continuing education programs, or the military. The problem with the 59% figure it doesn't tell one how many high school graduates who entered these continuing education programs finished with a degree.
We do know that for high school graduates who entered community colleges in NYC, only 22% achieved a degree in three years and only 33% in six years.
The Chancellor also boasted that "college readiness " improved by three percentage points, to 51%. However, the CUNY metric was changed once again and the 3% improvement must be highly suspect. The changed CUNY metric no longer includes Algebra II, which many NYC students have difficulty passing.
Chalkbeat has an article that further explains it.