79% Of Chicago 8th Graders Not Proficient In Reading

Posted by Brian
Johnny can't read, but the Chicago Teachers Union is asking for a 30% pay raise and fighting against school choice for failing schools (thus keeping the union dues money flowing). Why is it that in these liberal bastions of "caring" and "enlightenment", the cities/states are broke, the schools are failing, the roads suck, etc...?

Only 21 Percent of Chicago Public School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading
By Terence P. Jeffrey February 17, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - In the Chicago Public Schools, where the teacher’s union is now seeking a 30 percent raise over the next two years, only 21 percent of 8th graders tested at grade-level proficient or better in reading in 2011 and only 20 percent tested at grade-level proficient or better in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

The reading and math scores of Chicago public-school 8th graders not only ranked below the national average and the Illinois average, they also ranked below the average for 8th graders attending public schools in other large cities around the country.

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FLASHBACK: Don Henley - "Johnny Can't Read" (1982)

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