The Big Remedial Apple

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

New Yorkers like to think they are more sophisticated than us common folk. Perhaps they define sophistication as a big expensive ineffective school system. “City high-school grads pay at least $63 million a year for remedial classes, thanks to a school system that hands them worthless diplomas,” The New York Post claims. “That’s the bottom line of a new StudentsFirstNY report on the ‘remediation tax’ paid by young men and women who move from city schools to CUNY, only to find they’re not ready to do college-level work.”

“They have to waste their first semester, or even their first full year or longer, learning the skills and knowledge they didn’t get from the city Department of Education, even though it graduated them.”