At the time, then-CPS chief Arne Duncan insisted the selective enrollment program was free from bias. Duncan said a lottery system used to select students worked as intended, despite rumors that students were admitted based on other factors. (Chicago Breaking News)A recipe for failure
After nearly a decade of standards-based (NCLB) reform, top-down, Gates-funded initiatives, school closings replaced by privately-managed charter schools, state takeovers (Oakland), and revolving-door superintendents (L.A.), here's where California is at:
Nearly all (99%) of the state's schools are failing to make AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) under NCLB requirements (FairTest projections).