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Only 4% Detroit 8th Graders Proficient In Math

As we noted yesterday, many Michigan schools were closed yesterday to allow their teachers to protest the ‘right to work’ legislation. In fact, two state school districts had to close after hundreds of teachers called in sick in order to join the protests. In one district alone, 750 staff members had called in sick.

Meanwhile, we have this from CNS News:

Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading

By Terence P. Jeffrey | December 11, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – 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…

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.

68 percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69 percent are not proficient in math.

Over the past decade, Michigan’s public school have shown no improvement at all in teaching children how to read. In 2002 just as in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 32 percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading.

The state’s public schools have made a slight improvement in teaching math. In 2000, only 28 percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in math. By 2011, that had inched up to 31 percent.

Remember the old bumper stickers: ‘If you can’t read this bumper sticker, thank a teacher’?

That should be updated to, ‘If you can’t read this bumper sticker, thank a union.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Only 4% Detroit 8th Graders Proficient In Math”

  1. P. Aaron

    Won’t matter because liberals will have burned the books.




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