WILLIAMS: Educational Fraud Continues
Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.
This is surprising. So they’re just passing kids who haven’t actually mastered English/Math so that it looks better on the school (and on a larger scale, the nation), like ‘we were able to get 80% of our students through graduation’?