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

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#1 Dec 11, 2012
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.

Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers’ union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it if they wish, but they will also be free not to join the union and not to pay it dues.

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.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Dec 12, 2012
The Detroit Public School system is a lot like Chicago's, or the Minneapolis Public Schools. Failing and wanting to be rewarded for that failure.
goose

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 12, 2012
7%? I am surprised it is that high!

No problem though, they grade on a curve.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#4 Dec 12, 2012
goose wrote:
7%? I am surprised it is that high!
No problem though, they grade on a curve.
Most Jiggers quit school in the 8th grade.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 12, 2012
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Most Jiggers quit school in the 8th grade.
Your mama had to quit school in the 5th grade because she was having your punk as and your uncle/father insisted that she stay home and share her baby milk with him and you,both of you guy had your tits.
ist

Duluth, MN

#6 Dec 12, 2012
Its a democrats dream state! You go from a heavily unionized school system to a heavily unionized workforce. You can barely read or write but you can get $30/hr for bolting metal together for 40 hours per week.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#7 Dec 12, 2012
The 7% rate will decline in the next 6 months as the Collectivist Barry Backers with Government Jobs in the Pubic Schools, take to the Streets and cause "the Blood to flow".

Smith and Wesson stock went up 48% right after the Son of Communists was Re Erected by the Demokrats Sheeple.

"I do not need to be a weatherman to see which way the wind blows"....Bob Dylan
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Dec 12, 2012
Poor con, the best part of your family is gone and you continue to strive for relevance, by protecting your "welfare gravy"...

GET A LIFE and attempt to live it without the taxpayer's trough..

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#9 Dec 12, 2012
Great article about Detroit

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President Barack Obama travelled to Michigan this week and made his case for class war in defense of the welfare state.

We need to take more money from the rich, he said, or schools will not be able to afford books, students will not be able to afford college, and disabled children will not get health care.

"Our economic success has never come from the top down," said Obama. "It comes from the middle out. It comes from the bottom up."

Obama spoke these words a few miles from Detroit — the reductio ad absurdum of his argument.

If America continues down the road to Obama's America — a road that began when President Franklin Roosevelt started building a welfare state here — our entire nation will become Detroit.

Obama's economic and moral vision has played out in that city. What he seeks has been achieved there.

Last week, as reported by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan's state treasurer told Detroit's mayor and city council that the state may soon appoint an emergency financial manager for the city. Under Michigan law, the paper said, only such a manager can initiate the steps leading to a bankruptcy filing for the city.

By current calculations, Detroit faces obligations over the next six months that exceed its revenues by $47 million. The city, the Free Press reported, now pays $1.08 in benefits to municipal workers and retirees for every $1.00 it pays in salary.

What happened to Detroit? It is achieving socialism in one city.

Traditional two-parent families and the productive taxpaying citizens they produce have fled. In 1950, according the U.S. Census Bureau, Detroit had 1,849,568 people and was the fifth-largest city in the nation. By 2000, its population had dropped to 951,270; by 2010, to 713,777; and by 2011, to 706,585.
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What has happened to the people who remain? The Census Bureau estimates there are 563,055 people age 16 or older in the city who could potentially work and be part of the labor force. But only 54.3 percent of these — or 305,479 individuals — actually do participate in the labor force, meaning they either have a job or are looking for one.

Another 257,576 of Detroit residents age 16 or older — 45.7 percent of that demographic — do not participate in the labor force. They do not have a job, and they are not looking for one.

There are 264,209 households in Detroit, and 91,204 of them — or 34.5 percent — get food stamps.

Very few of the people who are staying out of the labor force in Detroit are staying out because they are stay-at-home moms with working husbands. Of the 264,209 households in Detroit, only 24,275 — or 9.2 percent — are married couple families with children under 18. Another 78,438 households — or 29.7 percent of the total — are "families" headed by women with no husband present. Of these, 43,742 have children under 18.

There were 12,103 babies born in Detroit in the 12 months prior to the Census Bureau survey, and 9,124 of them — or 75.4 percent — were born to unmarried women.

Of the 363,281 housing units in Detroit, 99,072 are vacant. Indeed, vacant houses have become a powerful visual symbol of what advancing socialism has done to the city.
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Obama said in Michigan that if the federal government does not take more money away from people who have earned it, the public schools may not be able to buy school books. But the Department of Education says that in the Detroit public schools — which have books — only 7 percent of the eight graders are grade-level proficient in reading and only 4 percent are grade-level proficient in math.

School books are not lacking here. Self-reliance, the spirit of individualism, and the Judeo-Christian values that support marriage and family are. They have been driven by a government that wants the people to depend on it rather than on themselves, their families and their faith.

http://cnsnews.com/blog/terence-p-jeffrey/oba...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#10 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor con, the best part of your family is gone and you continue to strive for relevance, by protecting your "welfare gravy"...
GET A LIFE and attempt to live it without the taxpayer's trough..
Here ya go Slewsie, I will tell them who they are dealing with, and why YOU are the Champion!

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Dec 12, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
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.
Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers’ union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it if they wish, but they will also be free not to join the union and not to pay it dues.
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.
Good thing there are high paid union teachers in Michigan that don't take days off for no good reason to help these students out. I guess the dedication of the Michigan teachers shows through again.
stewed slew

United States

#13 Dec 12, 2012
great system of public education:

America spends 10 times as much on education than defense, and this is the union style of education we get in return.

_________ start making schools - techers and educators responsible or they are fired, no union support.

__________
goose wrote:
7%? I am surprised it is that high!
No problem though, they grade on a curve.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#14 Dec 12, 2012
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Your mama had to quit school in the 5th grade because she was having your punk as and your uncle/father insisted that she stay home and share her baby milk with him and you,both of you guy had your tits.
You had no teet to nurse on because your mama's owner milked her dry. That's why you're deformed.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Dec 12, 2012
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>You had no teet to nurse on because your mama's owner milked her dry. That's why you're deformed.
Your mama is a female(Bitch)dog she had eight nipples for your siblings,your daddy and uncle,in addition to you to suck on.

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