Skip to comments.Audit Reveals Alarming Problems at Portland Public Schools
Posted on 01/11/2019 6:39:10 PM PST by aquila48
Portland Public Schools (PPS) has an unacceptably high achievement gap of 53% between white and African-American students. This gap is far worse than the state average. There are also troubling gaps in student achievement for students who are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or economically disadvantaged.
My teams recent audit of PPS revealed a system that is grossly underserving low-income students and students of color. This is not acceptable in Portland, or anywhere. Every Oregonian should be alarmed and angered by these findings. Our kids deserve better.
High Funding But Low Results
Despite higher funding and lower poverty rates than most peer districts, management challenges at PPS and an inconsistent focus on performance are hurting students and teachers. Achievement gaps can mean that underserved students are years behind their peers in learning.
PPS has more funding per student than all Oregon peer districts, with $2,000+ per student more than each of the next 11 largest districts. PPS also has more funding than many national peer districts, along with equal or lower poverty rates than most state and national peer districts.
PPS is doing better than the state average at helping wealthy and middle-class white students succeed, as well as students with disabilities. However, low-income students and students of color are significantly worse off.
As we found in a statewide audit last year, high school graduation rates remain low, with worse outcomes for low-income students and students of color. While PPS should be applauded for recent small increases in graduation rates, there is far more work to do.
Despite relatively high funding, PPS is spending a smaller percentage on instruction than many of their peer districts. So, where is the money going?
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1. The old saying that you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip has not been repealed, hence the gap in "achievement"
2. This report is prime evidence why the public school system should be blown up.
End public education.
Fear not. They’ll lower the standards to the point that everyone feels welcome and learned, thereby successfully further dumbing down yet another generation.
Failures gonna fail. Let them go peacefully.
I am shocked, shocked I tell ya! The public school system is why we have all these snowflakes in our lives. The system did real good breeding them to come out of it a total usefull tool for them.
Well, that idea didn't work. Let's try the other one - Low funding but high results.
There is difference in culture and IQ that no amount of money can overcome in a far left environment.
Discipline, standards and consequences work...but those ideas are now racist.
It isn’t the lack of funds that create the achievement gap. Instead, it’s the cultural gap.
Minorities, especially blacks, consider learning to be a white thing. Hence the lack of effort by them to be astute at reading and writing. The Aunt Jemima’s don’t want to be called Uncle Toms.
Easily corrected: double the salaries of the staff and teachers and replace the educational requirements with the “everyone gets a trophy” standard.
“high achievement gap of 53% between white and African-American students.”
Maybe because us crackers already lowered our expectations of playing in the NBA or NFL..
You cant buy brains or the will to use them.
Minorities, especially blacks, consider learning to be a white thing.
Next steps: (1) Cripple the white kids with reverse discrimination so they won’t benefit from having good parents who encourage learning. (2) Then lower academic standards for the minority students who won’t try to learn. That’ll make everyone equal.
The Bell Curve.
"Students of color"!
Now, I've heard it all.
Or have I?
Would I get in trouble if I ran up on some kid and said, "Hello, student of color?".
When God was handing out brains, the students of color thought he said "crack" and they already had some.
Encouraging Blacks to Culturally appropriate white behavior concerning education is RACIST !!
Failures gonna fail. Let them go peacefully.
They wont go peacefully. They never do.
They don’t want no white mans education.
This is a sad story, but what these kids need is not taught at school.
“The Bell Curve.”
Yep. It explains pretty much everything you see anywhere in the world regarding races.
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