Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Liberal Success Story: Little Improvement in Reading Scores for Chicago Public Schools

Clearly this means they just need to dump more billions into the failed Chicago public schools. And to think one of the architects for this miserable showing is now the Secretary of the so-called Department of Education.
So after waves and waves of reform, you thought Chicago public elementary schools had made tremendous progress in the last 20 years?

Think again.

Despite millions of dollars in fixes and programs, Chicago’s elementary grade reading scores have barely budged over the last two decades, a new report by the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research has found.

Math scores improved only “incrementally” in those grades, and racial gaps in both subjects increased, with African American students falling the most behind other groups, especially in reading — an area pushed heavily under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
A shame they don't have some qualified community organizers to help the kids out.

They're functionally illiterate, but no doubt they're just brimming with self-esteem.

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