**Promoted from the TAMWire. Posted by dennisl59**
And the slide into ignorance continues…
CNS News: Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math
In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading.
That is according to the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests published by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics.
Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student…
Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading in 2015 and only 32 percent scored proficient or better in mathematics.
No, the results are not by accident. The efforts of those who control education are paying off.
You cannot learn if you cannot READ!!
And of course the liberal solution will be…
More money and double down on common core.
If I were President I’d give kids a year off and spend that time and the entire budget rebuilding the education system from the ground up and add a firewall to keep education funding away from political endeavors.
The article doesn’t break these Cities or Districts down by Political Party, so ‘just for fun’ I thought I’d provide what we found in ~15 mins of web-searching. The caveat is to what extent these Mayors have any influence over the elected School Boards, but they(as Mayors) should lead and expect excellence from their respective School Systems, right?…/sarc.
With the exception of Albuquerque, Jacksonville(Duval County Florida), Fresno, Miami, and San Diego, all the others are Democratic. Hillsborough County is Tampa(D) and Jefferson County is Louisville(D), Kentucky.
posted 10/31 915pm Texas[Pass or Fail]Time
Just for grins, look at the Monument to Liberalism and Unionism – Detroit. ‘Nuff said? And guess who gets the blame?
The first thing, the very first thing, done in order to educate a child well is to teach him or her to read – the earlier the better. Almost no learning possible without the ability to read and understand text. Studies show conclusively that children of parents who READ to them before school, teach them letters and words and show them the joy of language far and away do better than their benighted peers. But the NEA and liberals have taken the joy out of learning – indeed the education out of it, too – and in its place have left the nation’s children a tawdry, sad, fly-blown plate of a dog’s breakfast. Grist for the liberal mill, but hardly food for the mind. No matter. The NEA union drones, however marginal or incompetent, are protected, fat and happy, and their commissar liberal handlers are ecstatic. Learning has morphed into indoctrination. Gee, THANKS, Jimmy Carter – You horse’s ass.
It is important to always remember that Public = Government. Thus we note the poor performance of Government Schools. Inadequate results, very expensive, no choice and little accountability. Everything you would expect from a government monopoly. Is anyone surprised? And why should we still be using an educational model that was designed in the 19th century that has not been updated for the 21st? Do we still use horses to get around? Do we still communicate by writing letters in longhand and posting them to the mail? Even the Cubs finally got a Jumbo-tron. (not that it did them any good)
Hear! Hear! Centralized government schools are disasters, and we all pay … in more ways than one.
Well it’s been over a year and still Johnny can’t add/subtract/multiply/divide…
posted 12/6 451pm Texas[If 6 were 9]Time