More play catch-up at CUNY
By YOAV GONEN, NY Post
Nearly 74 percent of city public high-school graduates who enroll in CUNY community colleges are required to take remedial classes in math, reading or writing, according to new data.
After an initial drop in public high-school grads needing to brush up on the basics before college -- from 81.9 percent in 2002 to 74.3 percent in 2006 -- the numbers have stagnated in recent years.
This year, 8,758 city public high-school graduates -- of the 11,879 who enrolled at CUNY two-year schools -- needed remedial help.
Since 2006, those needing math remediation at CUNY climbed 5 percentage points, to 58.3 percent of the public high-school graduates who enrolled.
The percentage of high-school grads needing writing refreshers dropped 6 percentage points since 2006, to 47.5 percent.