Chaos Overwhelms the Poor
10/18/2013 “Personal failings” and “an environment that is not conducive to success” so interact that many poor folk come into a state of self-generated, self-perpetuating crisis. Personal failings can be outgrown, however, and untoward circumstances transcended.
For the moment, this is my definitive expression on the subject.
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[O]nly 9 percent of 9th grade students in DC graduated from college within five years of finishing high school. Moreover, if you’re a DC student who just makes proficiency on the DC CAS, that level of proficiency translates to only a 16th percentile score on the SAT.
This is a remarkable admission from a public school system in a public document.
Recalling what I’ve written in other recent posts, just yesterday I noted in my diary that “the public schools are a ladder.” The Chaos Factor, however, militates against any and every institution.
The plan in D.C. is to isolate first-time ninth graders from overage students, so that the highest ratio of those who want to succeed can do so, without being distracted and bullied by those who have shown they do not intend to succeed. Continue reading →