Here are a few more graphs and charts that show how striking Michelle Rhee’s new achievement gap.
First, the overall chart showing how black, white, and hispanic fourth-graders averaged on the NAEP in math in the nation as a whole, in all large cities, and in DCPS:
Notice that until Michelle Rhee came to DC, we were actually starting to make some progress in closing the gap. Since her arrival, the gap has widened again to what it used to be.
Now let’s look at the gaps between whites and hispanics on the same test, same locations, same time period:
Again, in DC we were starting to make significant progress in closing the gap – until Michelle Rhee was plucked from a richly deserved obscurity to become the un-accountable Chancellor of DC Public Schools.