Skip to comments.Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )
Posted on 05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT by george76
Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools.
In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the states proficiency test in the subjects of math and English.
In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment.
He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck by how varied are the ways that success has been achieved.
Sowell said one New York City principal who did not follow the rigid dogmas imposed by the educational establishment and instead used whatever ways of teaching produced good results faced attempts to get him fired.
In California, he said, a high-school teacher Jaime Escalante taught calculus so successfully in a predominantly Latino school that, at one time, something like one-fourth of all Latino students who passed the AP calculus test in the entire country came from the school where he taught.
Like other highly successful educators, especially in places where failure is the norm, Escalante was controversial within the education establishment. The teachers union demanded that his large math class be reduced in size. He ended up leaving that high school to go teach elsewhere.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos .. Her confirmation, Sowell said, jeopardized the stranglehold of the teachers unions and the educational bureaucracy on the education of millions of students.
Rejecting her nomination, he wrote, would mean millions of children from low-income, inner-city families will lose a chance to escape a painfully failing system.
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I’m shocked. How come those wonderful public school teachers didn’t supply the little darlings with the answers ?
So the Union had to get rid of him. It figures ...
Those that study and pass exams are known as Uncle Toms and are shunned in the hood. Probably some could have passed but failed on purpose so as to not act white.
All cultures are equal.
Here we see black teachers, black board of education members, black school principals, etc. So they cannot blame the problems on racism.
And, as Baltimore is a city which has been run by Democrats for generations, there is no way that the problems can be blamed on Republicans.
I just know that the Baltimore “educators” did this “for the children”.
I wonder if there was better black student achievement in the Jim Crow south, than we see today in our inner cities.
“I wonder if there was better black student achievement in the Jim Crow south, than we see today in our inner cities.”
Probably, because the family was still intact. There were actually fathers in the home, and they could discipline their children.
More likely is that the urge to accomplish was thoroughly beaten out of them long before they even saw their high school.
Sounds like someone swapped out the test that they cheat sheet for.
The English portion of the exam can be given in ebonics. That should raise scores.
“How come those wonderful public school teachers didnt supply the little darlings with the answers ?”
Probably didn’t know the answers themselves. This is Baltimore we’re talking about.
The answer is obvious. They need more money. /s
I’m just recalling those “ejucaturz” in Atlanta that gave their students the answers to tests.
I’ll bet those skoolz are 100% White-free.
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