Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There Is No Excuse Mayor Bloomberg And Chancellor Walcott For Your Failure To Narrow The Racial Achievement Gap. Instead It Actually Widened!
In 2006 the ELA racial achievement gap between Blacks and Whites was 30.5% which has widened to 32.1% in the latest 2012 results. The differences between Hispanics and Whites in 2006 was 30.7% and widened to 33.1% in 2012. The racial achievement gap also widened between Blacks and Whites for Math. In 2006 the racial achievement gap was 29.4% and in the 2012 results widened to 31.6%. One bit of good news is that the achievement gap between Hispanics and Whites actually narrowed a little.. The entire report can be found on the DOE website.
Malsie McAdoo has taken apart the entire report and her conclusions, which I share, show that the Bloomberg/Klein/Walcott reforms have been a failure and even the miniscule rises in the school report are questionable. Her analysis is in Edwize and can be found here.