Detroit: Worst Test Score Ever
December 11, 2009 4:49 PM Subscribe
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The results of the recent National Assessment of Education Progress (NEAP) tests are in. Detroit students posted the worst math scores
ever in the history of the test.
"Those scores on the prestigious test are in the same range as would be expected from children who never attended school and simply guessed at the answers," said Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager of Detroit Public Schools, during a press conference Tuesday.
Frank Beckmann of the Detroit News says "the time for excuses is over
"This is the unraveling of an American city, a haunting parallel to the reckoning that is forcing fundamental change on the Detroit auto industry, its people, unions and communities. The keepers of the city's institutions are desperately fighting to maintain a status quo that is operationally broken, intellectually spent and morally indefensible."