Reading scores for Wisconsin's African-American fourth-graders trail those of their racial peers in every other state and the District of Columbia, according to a national government report that delivered dire news Wednesday about how Wisconsin prepares its students.And for these abysmal results they expect to be rewarded in perpetuity. Seems to me most of them should be fired. If they produced results like this in the private sector they'd have been out of work long ago.
Further, fourth-graders as a whole in Wisconsin are losing ground in reading while other states make gains, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the nation's report card. Only 33% of the state's fourth-graders scored at a level considered proficient or advanced by the test; the rest scored at a basic level or lower.
Not only are they failing black children, those looking forward to college haven't got much to fall back on either.
The parents of the kids who can't read must be so grateful to see the incompetent teachers shutting down schools for days so they can protest.