How long have the Democrats been in charge of Detroit? Answer: Since 1962. It’s no coincidence, then, these results reflect what one can expect from Democratic Party rule.
From CNSnews.com, “Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math.”
(CNSNews.com) – In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading.
Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student.
According to data published by the Detroit Public Schools, the school district’s operating expenses in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014 amounted to approximately $14,743 per student.
Now out on the “Left Coast”, The Press Democrat has this tidbit that might help Detroit solve its little grading problem, “Rohnert Park, Cotati schools rethink grading scale“. Just change to scale.
A new grading scale that redefines what constitutes an “A” or an “F” is causing strife and confusion in the Cotati-Rohnert Park school district. Some teachers and officials say it lowers the bar for student success, while others say it encourages students to succeed.
The new system is called the equal interval scale. Essentially, it makes it harder to get a failing grade. It departs from the traditional A to F scale in which students receive F’s for scores below 59 percent. Instead, the scale awards F’s only for scores below 20 percent.