'A' schools' grads aren't ready for college

City University of New York (CUNY) remediation rates top 50 percent for graduates of most of the city’s top-rated high schools, reports the New York Times.

Of the 70 high schools that earned an “A” on the most recent city progress report and have at least one-third of graduates attending a college of the City University of New York, 46 posted remediation rates above 50 percent, according to reports sent to the city’s high schools.

High schools are evaluated based on Regents pass rates and graduation rates. The new evaluation system also will count college enrollment, readiness and performance.

Over all, 49 percent of new CUNY students required remedial classes in 2010. That’s up from 45 percent in 2007.

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  1. Can anyone say “GRADE INFLATION” or SELF-ESTEEM mantra? How a school gets a top performing “A” rating, yet 50% of their graduates who enter as freshmen need one (or more) remedial courses is outright fraud.