Report shows many Bronx, city minority students unprepared for college

A recent City Council report finds that only one out of every 10 black and Latino Bronx and city students graduate high school with a Regents diploma.

Council member Eva Mosowitz calls the report?s findings the most depressing she?s ever seen. Education officials call the Regents standard a meaningful measure of college preparedness, while a local diploma is an alternative. Mosowitz says the statistics show most minority students are unprepared for college.

The report suggests a larger number of students are settling for a local diploma instead of a Regents diploma. The Department of Education says closing the achievement gap on Regents diplomas is an urgent priority in its reform.

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