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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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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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