Hope, Change & Illiterate Kids
Only 17% of 8th Graders Overseen by Obama Education Secretary-Designee Can Read at Grade Level
U R kidn me, rite?
CNS News reported:
In 2007, only 17 percent of eighth graders tested at or above grade level in reading in Chicago Public Schools – the school system administered by Arne Duncan since 2001.
President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Duncan to become secretary of education in the upcoming administration.
Duncan, hailed by Obama as a reformer, said he would like to take the lessons he learned in Chicago with him when he moves to Washington. “I’m also eager to apply some of the lessons we have learned here in Chicago to help school districts all across our country,” Duncan said after Obama formally named him to the job in Chicago.
But he can shoot hoops!
Hat Tip Susan G at Power Line Forum