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2054, 12 Sep 19

Test Results In

Is this good enough? Really? We have poured billions and billions of more money into our public schools and the result we get is a small, but steady, annual decline in performance. We need different answers. We need leadership.


2054, 12 September 2019


  1. Mar

    There can be some rational explanations why test scores are falling.
    When I taught, up to 2 years ago, I taught the most severely mentally and physically disabled children. They had IQ’ s ranging from a couple of months up to 1 year old, and these high school students.
    Up until s few years ago, these kids were exempt from taking the test, however, now, they are required to take aofified version of the test, and most fail, obviously.
    Then you have the infux of non-english speaking students. They have to take the test in English. Obviously, if these can’t speak, read or write English, they are going to fail the test.
    If you want a true representation of how kids are doing, don’t have kids with cognitive disabilities and kids who don’t have English skills take the test.
    This all started under Bush2 and made worse by Obama.

  2. steveegg

    And yet we elected the architect of that decline governor.  As Wile E. Coyote once said, “Brilliance.  That’s all I can say.  Sheer, unadulterated brilliance!”

  3. jjf

    Ah yes, the big leader.  They know the magic, they have the favor of the gods.  They’ll save us!  We just need more prayer in schools!

    Or could these slight effects have something to do with the well-documented flight of teachers from the profession due to Walker-era muckery?

  4. dad29

    Aside from those teachers who maximized their cash positions by retiring as soon as possible (thus showing just how ‘concerned for the students’ they really are), the teachers who ‘fled’ were not ‘fleeing’ Walker’s reforms.

    They were fleeing the ferals in the schools.  The Ferals and their breeders are the only excuse teachers have for the desolation in the chart above.  But The Ferals are not 60% of the student population, are they?

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