Another perspective on the massive graduation fraud in DC and elsewhere

A former DCPS JHS classmate of mine sent me the link to this today. I think the author is basically correct. What do you think?

http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/04/10/why-dcs-low-graduation-rates/

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  1. It implies the original post was from somewhere else. Where?

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  2. retired math teacher — check out my letter in the Sunday post — right of the cartoon. rick nelson

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 2:06 PM, GFBrandenburg’s Blog wrote:

    > gfbrandenburg posted: “A former DCPS JHS classmate of mine sent me the > link to this today. I think the author is basically correct. What do you > think? http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/04/10/why-dcs-low-graduation-rates/” > >

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    • Here is what Rick Nelson wrote:

      Letters to the Editor Opinion
      Should parental education be children’s destiny in D.C.?

      (iStock)
      April 13
      The April 10 Metro article “NAEP scores hold steady” reported “the District’s black and low-income children showed greater gains in their test scores than their white and wealthier peers.” Let’s check. Because of gentrification and changes in school-lunch policies, the best measure of achievement gaps in D.C. Public Schools is parental education. Between 2009 and 2017 in eighth-grade math, DCPS students with one or more college-educated parents saw scores rise 20 points. If the most-educated parent held a high school diploma but no college, scores rose 1 point. D.C.’s “Common Core” math standards skimp on fundamentals, favoring children whose parental resources can fill in gaps. In public schools, should parental education be destiny?

      Rick Nelson, Falls Church”

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