Thursday, July 23, 2009

'Selective Enrollment' in Chicago

Latest from inside Daley/Duncan's school Renaissance
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).

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