The Sunday’s Post’s exclusive revelation that nearly half of all public high school graduates in the city need remedial education when they enroll in CUNY community colleges is new evidence that the city’s Department of Education isn’t getting the job done.
Public school graduates are forced into remedial classes to survive their freshman semester thanks to years of low standards, grade inflation, grade determination, fraudulent credit courses, and outright cheating on final exams.
Things got even worse during the pandemic, when distance learning, chronic absenteeism and the suspension of normal graduation standards handed diplomas to scores of ill-prepared students.
Then-Mayor Bill de Blasio and the chancellors of his schools shamelessly raved about increasing graduation rates.
But the damage began when Blas took office.
In 2017, StudentsFirstNY published a study showing that more than 21,000 unprepared public school graduates spend an average of $3,000 a year on remedial education — a “tax” of about $63 million a year to learn material, that they should have learned in high school.
It is obvious that a city diploma does not mean a university entrance qualification or a career.
Meanwhile, state legislators are actually blocking the expansion of public charter schools Do teach – even as they rush to send billions more to the system that keeps growing worse.
Whatever happens in Albany, Mayor Eric Adams and Chancellor David Banks must transform the Department of Education.
Start by eliminating every admin involved in lowering standards.
Nobody who rose in the de Blasio era should stay. The city’s young people and their families deserve better.
https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/far-too-many-nyc-high-schools-are-utter-frauds/ Far too many NYC high schools are complete fraudsters