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It’s Worse Than I Thought

Susan Notes:

It is very frustrating not to be able to put up a graph on this site--particularly one like the one showing that this one does. Read the conclusions and go to the url below for the graph.

by G. F. Brandenburg

Now that I have isolated just DC public schools, the gaps under Rhee's watch have grown much wider than even I expected. Remember, Rhee did essentially nothing from 2007 to 2008 that directly affected classroom teaching. Any changes that she brought about in teaching really started in 2009. But no matter. Look at this graph.
Go to the url for the graph.

What this graph and table shows me is that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENT GAPS GOT SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

Let me repeat that. Contraary to what the Washington Post editorial board would have you believe,
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENT GAPS GOT SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

Every single one.


Now that the tentacles of Rhee and Kamras have wormed their way into every single classroom in DC Public Schools for the school year that passed, thanks to their notorious Teaching and Learning Framework (or 'Straightjacket' if you prefer) and IMPACT, all of those gaps got much wider.

Go here for further discussion of the graph.

— G. F. Brandenburg
G. F. Brandenburg's Blog
2010-08-27
http://gfbrandenburg.wordpress.com/


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