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More Scandals in D.C. Schools by Diane Ravitch

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“Not in my wildest dreams could I make this stuff up about how completely incompetent and criminal is the leadership of DC Public Schools;' G.F. Brandenburg  says that the scandals continue. But these incidents are all reported in the WaPO!  Remember the hype  about the amazing DC schools-- how they had improved more than any urban district, test-scores rising, graduation rates soaring-- thanks to tMichelle Rhee's reforms?  Jan. audit reported that fully 1/3 of graduating students had not met minimum standards to graduate; only 29% of  seniors at Roosevelt HS were on track to graduate, and 38% of the class dropped out! AND the flagship DC high school for the performing arts, Duke Ellington, was found to have fraudulently given  30% of its highly-coveted student slots to kids whose families neither lived in DC nor paid out-of-state tuition'

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Click here, for the link to the posts on Charter School fraud across the 15,880 school systems, by Former Ass' Sec'y of Education, Dr Diane Ravitch.


Or go to my series here at OPED, and click on the series that tell the story of the war on public education.

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