In 2013, Chicago Public Schools proudly announced a record graduation rate – 65.4 percent. That’s an increase over the previous year, likely because the district allowed students to complete academic work in five years instead of four.
But digging deeper into the numbers, one can see a greater reason for despair. While the CTU was out on strike and demanding a 20 percent raise, standardized testing revealed only 21 percent of 8th graders were proficient in reading while 20 percent were proficient in math.
Source: townhall.com April 22, 2014
It’s Shameful on 2 fronts;
First, how can Chicago’s Public Schools’ Administrators & Teachers allow their students to not receive better Education than they’ve been getting? I mean, if the Chicago Educators didn’t notice major problems in their Students’ Reading & Math Skills 6 or 7 years ago & immediately address the problems, they should have had the decency to resign. Instead, the Educators turned a “Blind-Eye” to the Students & the above percentages prove it!!!
The Second Shame is the Chicago Teachers’ Union Striking for a 20% Increase in Salary when the above percentages prove they obviously DON’T DESERVE ANY PAY INCREASE AT ALL!!!