“The ‘four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate’ is calculated by tracking individual students from the time they were enrolled as first-time ninth-graders, with a four-year expected completion rate. The formula accounts for students who leave school and return later, for students retained in a grade and stay in school, and for students who transferred into and out of the public school system. Thus, this is a more accurate measure of the Graduation rate. Students included in building rates must have been reported to the state for two or more count days. Students included in district rates must have been reported to the state for one or more count days.” (Michigan.gov/cepi)
Charter Schools don’t do anything besides take money away from public schools, and their teachers aren’t required to be certified. Did I also mention that some of the same corporations that own Charter schools also own prisons.? Why do you think that is? However, it seems that many public schools are phasing out the well-rounded, efficient, certified teachers that have irreplaceable years of teaching experience. They (they- meaning the State of Michigan because that’s who governs DPS) also destroyed the unions in which teachers depend upon. All of these factors simply display that children’s education isn’t important.
Education is not just on a downward spiral in Detroit. It’s actually happening in many major cities across the USA. For some reason Detroit is the world’s focus of bad press. Whenever the smallest thing happens the world knows about it. You can thank your local media for that, but I’ll save that for another post. It really sounds as if they are just trying to make us look bad. Hope you all enjoyed this. I’ll see you the next time you decide to talk RAE STYLE!