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  •  But ... but ... the statistics never lie! (0+ / 0-)

    The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

    by raboof on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:54:29 AM PDT

    •  The DOE makes it up as they go along (3+ / 0-)
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      raboof, kcc, aliasalias

      to fit Bloomberg's agenda. There is a school in my neighborhood that currently houses two 6-8 schools and a small high school for autistic children.  The DOE plans to place a charter in that building.  At the charter hearing the DOE praised one of the 6-8 schools and its new principal.  The DOE could not say enough positive things about how the school has improved and received a "B" on its report card, up from an "F" in a year.  I was skeptical about this and lo and behold this school has been placed on the turnaround list.  The reasoning is that the DOE is privy to other data such as attendance.  I think it is because the new principal did his own turnaround and decided not to support the politically connected charter.

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