North Carolina proposes lowering ‘F’ grade to just 39 percent

Jeff Tavss:

Student grades would be unaffected by the changing scale system, but would allow underperforming schools to continue operating.

Related: Yet: “The data clearly indicate that being able to read is not a requirement for graduation at (Madison) East, especially if you are black or Hispanic”.

Kaleem Caire:

“If we don’t reach our benchmarks in five years, they can shut us down”. There is no public school in Madison that has closed because only 7 to 9% of black children have been reading at grade level for the last 20 to 30 years”.

2009: 1 year summary of Madison’s “standards based report cards”.