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  •  and thank you for your support n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 06:03:20 AM PST

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    •  After the SOTU, I went to the Science Report Card (1+ / 0-)
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      site, and I was surprised.  

      During the testing period in the report, KY had the 2nd highest poverty level in the nation (Mississippi was #1).  


      On the Science Report Card, KY 4th graders' scores:

      1. The average score in Kentucky waslower than that in 0 states/jurisdictions
      1. Higher than those in 38 states/jurisdictions
      1. Not significantly different from those in 8 states/jurisdictions 5 states/jurisdictions did not participate

      In other words, KY 4th graders tied for FIRST in science scores with 8 other states.

      Middle Scores were not as high, but still ...

      In 2009, the average score in was:

      1. lower than those in 7 states/jurisdictions
      1. higher than those in 23 states/jurisdictions
      1. not significantly different from those in 16 states/jurisdictions 5 states/jurisdictions did not participate

      In other words, KY 8th graders were in 8th place in the nation.

      Mississippi scored last on the science scores for both grades. The other high poverty level state that tied with KY for the dubious honor of scond poorest state in the nation was Louisiana.  They too performed poorly, and LA was 38th.

      In addition, the gaps between white, economically advantaged males as a sub-group and all other sub-groups is narrower than the national averages, too.  

      I'm not sure what to make of KY's performance.    

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 08:46:15 AM PST

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