Monday, September 13, 2010

Broken Promises

Uhm...sadly, they're mine. I'll take the karma hit, because lookee here, it's an interesting little news item about my local locality's school system!

SAT scores up, you say? Outpaced other Maryland school systems by 150 points? Cool. Here's what I say to that, and what someone who helped your kids achieve that way says: Vote the Apple for BoE.

Oh yeah, and vote for Hans. And Nancy. Please.

And stay away from strangers in the Alps.


Sasha said...

I'm hearing reports that fewer African American and Hispanics took the test, ergo higher scores. I suspect this is disinformation but ...

Landru said...

I don't think it's significant, and it's absolutely not significant in a relative context. Page 17 of the full report, here.

Fewer than last year, more than in the first year of the test, all offset by more students taking the ACT. And oh yeah, fewer white kids took the SAT in 2010 than in 2006, both absolutely and by percentage.

So yeah, that's bullshit.

ilse said...

Here's another wrinkle: with the economy as poor as it has been, kids are applying to MC more than ever because it's a much cheaper way to get those general ed. courses in before transferring to a four-year school. And you don't need to take the SAT or the ACT to get into MC.