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“Our children can’t read. Our Children don’t know math. The Minneapolis Public School system doesn’t deserve a new district headquarters until they fix a system that is broken, busted and beat down. Not one north side school passed the MCA test!”
Minneapolis, MN (IBNN NEWS/Education)..Race for a Minneapolis Public School board seat. A new Minneapolis Public Schools district headquarters? Somewhere along the line, the priorities of the folks that govern education for the children of Minneapolis have taken a smoke break.
Our good friends that run the Minneapolis Public Schools are in for a rude awakening when the nation finds out just how bad a once envied public school system is being beat out by back-woods schools in Kentucky.
The Star Tribune newspaper reports, “Figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Education show that 1,048 schools — 46 percent of the state’s total — did not meet student performance targets set under the contentious federal No Child Left Behind law. That’s exactly the same number as last year that did not make what’s called their “adequate yearly progress” goals. It marks the first time since 2006 that the number of schools missing their NCLB targets didn’t go up.”
The test score figures for schools in Minneapolis are worse.
Minneapolis’ North High Schools literacy in Math is at 8%; Reading 28%. This means that somewhere in Kentucky, in the woods, third graders are doing math and reading at levels that supersedes anything happening in Minneapolis. (Click here to see Minneapolis test scores)
The most interesting thing about the failing test scores in the Minneapolis Public Schools – not one Black “spokesperson” including the Superintendent has said a word.