Superintendent Shoreham-Wading River: “College and Career Ready” is code for education apartheid

By | November 30, 2013

Steven R. Cohen, the superintendent of schools in Shoreham-Wading River, wrote an excellent article shining more light on the New York State Board of Regents and the term “college and career ready”.  Please read.

The New York State Board of Regents insists the state’s public school students are not “College and Career Ready.” They claim that public school students are not prepared for the rigors of college reading or mathematics. And, since these skills are thought somehow to be crucial to getting a good-paying job, New York’s public school students who do poorly in mathematics and reading are believed to be in danger of becoming unemployable (or at least underemployed).

However, what seems like a simple, straightforward notion — that high school graduates ought to be ready for college and the world of work — turns out to be something quite different. And by that, I mean the announced public school goal of graduating students “College and Career Ready” is yet another sleight of hand from the Board of Regents.

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