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Re: “How Rahm Emanuel can 'save' the schools (and he doesn't have to give me credit)

Ben, Great article but there is a big error that needs to be pointed out. CPS brass is lying to you the same way they lie to the parents and students.
It is not true that 83% of CPS 3rd grades are not reading at grade level. The facts are this: 17% of 3rd graders are exceeding state standards in Reading and 46% are meeting state standards. 17 + 46 = 63. So 63% of 3rd graders are meeting or exceeding state standards in Reading. Therefore, 37% are not meeting state standards which means 37% (NOT 83%) are reading below grade level. See how easy it is to get caught up in CPS' lies and their game of numbers?
Please make this correction. I have included the source. (It's the Illinois Interactive Report Card for CPS provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.)

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Posted by iCare on 03/28/2012 at 1:19 PM

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