December 10, 2009

Detroit Teacher Union hits snooze button on wake-up call of disastrous student test scores

The last couple of days I've been writing on the disgusting test scores of DPS students in mathematics, where not a single student - not ONE! - scored "advanced" and a whopping 77% of 8thy graders couldn't even score into "basic." The scores were not only the lowest in the nation, but the lowest ever recorded in the NEAP test. Ever. In all its 40 year history! By far! So bad were the scores that Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, had this to say:

"These numbers are only slightly better than what one would expect by chance as if the kids had never gone to school and simply guessed at the answers"

The teachers unions simply couldn't stay silent. So they made a statement which I will sum up as this:

Don't blame us.

Here is the graph of the disastrous results:

My post of the other day highlighted the ineptness of our Governor, this points out the ineptness of the Detroit Public School system. Draw your own conclusions.

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