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Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading
CNS News.com ^ | December11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

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 department’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arth; literacy

1 posted on 12/11/2012 9:16:04 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I suspect that my rural public school was closer to 98% back in the early 80s.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
2 posted on 12/11/2012 9:18:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I suspect that my rural public school was closer to 98% back in the early 80s.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
3 posted on 12/11/2012 9:19:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk
THAT'S how you get people to do as they're told ... it's impossible for them to learn otherwise.

True daddy gummint ... "'Cause I SAID so, boy !!"

4 posted on 12/11/2012 9:22:50 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Hojczyk
LOL Gotta love this. This just came from a twitter report from the protests in Lansing.

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5 posted on 12/11/2012 9:23:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

You don’t have to read to be able to swipe an EBT card.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 9:24:32 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“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.”


7 posted on 12/11/2012 9:25:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hojczyk

As usual when the kids are failing.......”look for the union label”.....


8 posted on 12/11/2012 9:26:44 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: wesagain

Look for...
the yoo yun lay bull...
and make sure yur buying...
sumthing...
else.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 9:28:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: andy58-in-nh

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?


10 posted on 12/11/2012 9:29:25 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: cripplecreek
I suspect that my rural public school was closer to 98% back in the early 80s.

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............

11 posted on 12/11/2012 9:30:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hojczyk
PRESIDUNCE
12 posted on 12/11/2012 9:33:31 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: rovenstinez
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?

Pretty soon, the only things left to read in Detroit will say "closed", "condemned", "out of business", "do not enter"...

13 posted on 12/11/2012 9:37:41 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Hojczyk

Just remember, no gubmint program is EVER a failure, it’s just ‘underfunded’.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 9:39:47 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rovenstinez

They really should pay their teachers more.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 9:42:09 AM PST by goldi
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To: Hojczyk
"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"

Time to lower the standards.

16 posted on 12/11/2012 9:43:16 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Hojczyk

the Left: Goal achieved...


17 posted on 12/11/2012 9:50:17 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Hojczyk

They don’t have to read. Obama will tell them everything they need to know on his website. (NOT sarcasm)


18 posted on 12/11/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Hojczyk

A lot of proud parents there in Detroit to be sure...


19 posted on 12/11/2012 10:16:47 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
It'll never change until those proud parents are also held accountable.

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.

20 posted on 12/11/2012 10:48:59 AM PST by Eska
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To: Eska

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.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 10:54:15 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hojczyk

The Republicans need to quit holding press conferences in Washington, D.C. and start holding them in Detroit.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 11:07:36 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MrB

OMG,
ROTFLMAO!
LOL
WTF
U R G8


23 posted on 12/11/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by shotgun
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To: shotgun

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.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 11:31:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 12:21:22 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Hojczyk

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.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Hojczyk

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Public schools are beyond defensible. Get your kids out while you still have the chance and there's still hope for them.

27 posted on 12/12/2012 7:18:33 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: shotgun; MrB

That’s what passes for literacy these days.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 8:12:41 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

The bad thing is, WE will soon be considered “illiterate” if we don’t understand and write that way.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 8:16:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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