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80 percent of NYC high school grads can’t read: study

Posted: 9:55 AM, Mar 08, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-08 09:55:44-05

A disturbing report about New York City high school graduates claims they can’t read.

According to the report, nearly 80 percent of graduates need to re-learn basic skills like reading, writing and math before they can enter the city university’s community college system.

This comes despite the state having raised the requirements to graduate from high school in each of the past five years.