Skip to comments.Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading
Posted on 12/11/2012 9:16:00 AM PST by Hojczyk
In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.
Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it if they wish, but they will also be free not to join the union and not to pay it dues.
Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education. While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the departments National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated proficient or better in reading, only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated proficient or better in math.
Statewide in Michigan, only 32 percent of public-school eighth graders scored grade-level proficient or better in reading, and only 31 percent scored grade-level proficient or better in math.
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True daddy gummint ... "'Cause I SAID so, boy !!"
You don’t have to read to be able to swipe an EBT card.
“write yore name on this here voter registration card - no, you don’t have to show up to vote, we’ll do that for you.”
As usual when the kids are failing.......”look for the union label”.....
the yoo yun lay bull...
and make sure yur buying...
Maybe if they spent a few more millions of dollars the kids in Detroit would be able to read better. Isn’t this the way it works?
I grew up in Boyne City back in the 50's and 60's and I can't see any the teachers back then as anything other than teachers. They taught, we listened and we learned. Many of us didn't go on to college but it wasn't because we weren't prepared.
I can still remember a few of the teachers's names because they were tyrants........One being old "Granny" Davis whose hobby was probably diagramming sentences............
Pretty soon, the only things left to read in Detroit will say "closed", "condemned", "out of business", "do not enter"...
Just remember, no gubmint program is EVER a failure, it’s just ‘underfunded’.
They really should pay their teachers more.
Time to lower the standards.
the Left: Goal achieved...
They don’t have to read. Obama will tell them everything they need to know on his website. (NOT sarcasm)
A lot of proud parents there in Detroit to be sure...
The wifey is a teacher in our community, small school, 20 kids. Half White, half Indian; and parental involvement is critical for success. Our school has always made AYP; passed the benchmarks; even all the Indians are doing quite well. You can look at other schools within our district that are having problems with AYP; alcohol, drugs, parenting, and domestic issues affect the kids in so many negative ways.
State has really started paying attention to the parents last couple years with legal repercussions. Problem then becomes the parents pull their kids from school to avoid legal troubles over child abuse. They claim they are home schooling and the kids get no schooling.
I remember many years back when the wife taught at an urban school. Had a 2nd grader missing all kinds of school. Turned out the father was selling dope, had the kid delivering it on his bike, no joke. Child Services was too busy, didn't have enough resources to do anything. Wife called city police and they parked outside the kid's house, told the dad they weren't leaving until the boy was back in school; he was back in school the nx day and never missed again, true story.
It’ll never change until those proud parents are also held accountable.
That was my point. Look at Asian immigrants and their kids excelling at school. Most of their parents didn’t have the advantage of being able to speak English fluently, but yet their kids were pushed to learn.
It’s all about accountability, and progressives are very good at making people not be accountable.
The Republicans need to quit holding press conferences in Washington, D.C. and start holding them in Detroit.
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Thank you, thank you... I’ll be here all week.
Tip your servers.
Honestly, I’ve been posting that song for a few years and you’re the first one to express appreciation.
Let us be generous and speculate that these schools only cost $10,000 per pupil per year not including prorated capital costs. A student in the 8th grade would have cost the taxpayers $80,000. But it costs $80.000/0.07 = 1.14 MILLION DOLLARS for the district to produce a SINGLE CHILD who is proficient at his grade level in reading.
At what level will we allow that the model of having government educate our children is dangerously broken? The only way out is to allow competition in education where the parents are free to send their child to any school they please.
The Great Society has reached completion.
Unionized teachers are a problem, but 80% illegitimacy is the fundamental problem.
Even in a moderately upscale suburb where my daughter teaches - her 3rd grade class only has 42% “intact” families with the child living in the home with both birth parents.
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Public schools are beyond defensible. Get your kids out while you still have the chance and there's still hope for them.
That’s what passes for literacy these days.
The bad thing is, WE will soon be considered “illiterate” if we don’t understand and write that way.