Thursday, November 12, 2009


Ninety percent of CUNY freshman cannot solve a simple algebra problem.

"These results are shocking," said City College Prof. Stanley Ocken, who co-wrote the report on CUNY kids' skills. "They show that a disturbing proportion of New York City high school graduates lack basic skills."

John Jay College sophomore Ahmed Elshafaie, 19, who graduated from Long Island City High School, said he avoids math classes.

"I don't want to ruin my GPA," he said. "High school standards were really low."

Notice how the article refers to college students as "CUNY kids." And congress is now working on a proposal to keep adults on their parents health care until they are 27 years old!
Hopefully by this point they will have conquered the intricacies 8th grade algebra.

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