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Old 10-30-2019, 08:23 PM
Status: "Bostonian in Baltimore" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Baltimore
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https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...s0O/story.html

Boston schools are in a period of decline, by this measure. Scores have been eroding in recent years, reversing the largely steady increases the district enjoyed under previous superintendents Thomas Payzant and Carol R. Johnson.

On the grade 4 math exam, scores hit a high-water mark in 2011 — with 237.24 points on a 500-point scale — and have dropped by nearly 4 points to 233.76 this year. On the grade 8 math exam, scores peaked at 283.14 in 2013 and have slid more than 4 points to 278.77 this year.

On the grade 4 reading exam, scores topped off at 219.46 points in 2015 and have tumbled by almost 6 points to 213.81 this year.

On the grade 8 reading exam, scores reached a high of 261.44 in 2017 and have declined by almost 5 points this year to 256.98.



When it comes to the performance of Latino students on the national exam, Boston has some of the largest achievement gaps in the nation when compared to the scores of white students.

The gaps were the worst on the grade 8 exams. In math, Boston had the second largest gap in the nation — 51 points — with Latino students scoring 264 points and whites 315. (Washington, D.C., had the widest gap.)

This is in addition to recent news that 25% of BPS students Is chronically absent in a given year.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:26 PM
Status: "Bostonian in Baltimore" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Baltimore
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Las Vegas and Miami have better 4th grade reading scores. There we are tied with Washington DC.

8th grade reading were tied with Denver and Austin but behind Jacksonville.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:31 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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No surprise. Any parent who really cares about their children doing well academically moves to the suburbs for the better schools AND better school environment (as in being surrounded by other students who care about academic achievement AND being proficient in the English language).

Meanwhile, the Boston schools are filled with students who don't speak English well and who don't care about having a good education. And their parents don't care about how well they do in school and don't encourage their children to respect their teachers or do their homework with any great effort.

More money thrown at the Boston schools wouldn't help their grades improve. It's mainly the fault of their parents being bad parents.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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NO I thought we were so much smaahhtah than places like Miami and Vegas! Behind redneck Jacksonville...
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