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Monday, August 12, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy Is That The Achievement Gap Is Wider Now Than When He Came Into Office.
Well, the results are in and the academic achievement gap between Asians and Whites on one hand and Blacks and Hispanics on the other is now wider than in 2002 when Mayor Bloomberg took office. Yes, that's right, not only has the Bloomberg Administration falied to close the academic achievement gap for the New York City students, but it has widened!
Based upon the 2013 State tests the academic achievement gap between the Asian and White students and Black and Hispanic students has widened dramatically. While all groups dropped, It was schools that are in high poverty areas with an almost 100% minority population that dropped the most. For example District 7 saw a drop of 64% in English and 75% in Math. Citywide, black and Latino students showed a drop of 56% in English and over a 60% drop in Math compared to an average of a 37% drop in English and a 50% drop in Math for all students. That means that the drops for Asian and White students were much lower.
Overall the New York City 2013 proficiency levels are as follows.
Minorities werer less than twice as likely not to be proficient as Whites.
For the Mayor who has demonized teachers, ignored parents, disrespecting communities, and only cares about the 1%, his legacy in education is a failure with a wider student academic achievement gap when he leaves office then when he started, The education Mayor, yeah right.