Sunday, May 20, 2012

hctiB G: Test Scores, Charters, Teachers and More Scores | The G Bitch Spot

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hctiB G: Test Scores, Charters, Teachers and More Scores

What, Me Worry?
originally posted May 20, 2008
In New Orleans schools that have been taken over by the state in recent years, scores among fourth-graders on this spring’s Louisiana Educational Assessment Program test increased by 12 percentage points compared to last year. Scores for eighth-graders rose 4 percentage points.
It was a sign of long-awaited success for public education in New Orleans, and proof, said state Rep. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, that this is not the time and New Orleans is not the place for the limited voucher program being pushed hard by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration.

Still, when those scores were announced — at a New Orleans school surrounded by a tall fence and barbed wire — it was easy to see why some lawmakers are still pushing to provide some students with a state-funded escape: only 48 percent of fourth-graders and 36 percent of eighth-graders in the 59 schools passed the test
“They’re not where they need to be. And, as they’re not where they need to be, we should not 

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