Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The National SAT Decline Under Kleinberg - The DOE Cannot Spin This
The 2008 nationwide SAT results have just been published and it showed declines of 3 points in Reading and 2 points in Math for the New York City Public School high school students . Here again, another national test which the State and City does not control, shows no progress in the academics of New York City students. In fact, the statistics show that the SAT scores have declined 12 points in Math and 5 points in Reading since 2003, during the Kleinberg administration! Both the Daily News and New York Post have published the data and were less than kind to the DOE about the results.
Most interestingly was the DOE response to the decling scores. Tweed stated "that more students were encouraged to take the SAT's". Really? Nationwide the same thing happened and there was no nationwide decline in SAT scores! I guess the DOE has chosen to ignore that fact as they try to spin the unspinable data.
As school starts and the Bloomberg administration has decided to cut teachers parking permits by 82%, forced teachers to start before Labor Day, and we still have an ATR crises as well as overcrowded "rubber rooms", the Kleinberg anti-teacher crusade keeps on going.
Kleinberg's "children last" program continues into the 2008-2009 school year.