Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Motown schools hit bottom on NAEP

A man-made economic, social, political & educational Katrina without the flood. Kids scores on NAEP, worst ever.

Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council on Great City Schools:
“There is no jurisdiction of any kind, at any level, at any time in the 30-year history of NAEP that has ever registered such low numbers.They are barely above what one would expect simply by chance, as if the kids simply guessed at the answers,” he said.
DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb:
The focus needs to be on educating children, and not on the usual debates, such as the merits of charter schools versus public schools, that take the focus off the students.
Free Press Editorial:
These results should be an alarm of desperation, no different from the poor, battered souls who cried out from the ravaged Superdome after Hurricane Katrina: "We need help -- now!"

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