The WSJ is alarmed that kids at the high schools of Paterson, NJ are cutting classes. The district brought in “specialists” to fix this horrible problem. But that misses the real issue. Those proficiency ratings… The Paterson district boasts 5% (FIVE!!!) proficiency in math and 18% in reading. Yet some of their schools graduate 100% of the students (for Paterson grads, that means all of them get diplomas).
If so few actually learn but everyone graduates, then what’s the point of showing up?
The specialists will surely tell us.
And in other, more pressing education news, the DOJ has weighed in on the Harvard Asian scandal and case. This will have ramifications.