Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Indiana Department of Education acknowledges HUGE mistakes

I have written several posts about this debacle in the last year.

To make a long story short, here is what The Indiana Department of Education in conjunction with our Public Schools have done:

For the 2002 - 2003 school year they CLAIMED an official graduation rate of just over 91%. I have heard many officials brag about this number over the years.

Now they have gone back and tracked individual students and re-checked their rates. Today they have determined the actual 2002 - 2003 graduation rate in Indiana to be 73%.

In other words, they were wrong by 18%.

And we want these people to teach our children math?

This is shameful and Mitch Daniels should fire a lot of people in The Indiana Department of Education tomorrow...

He will not...

That is too bad.

Mike Sylvester

3 comments:

Jane said...

And these are the people who some folks think should have more control over homeschoolers.

LP Mike Sylvester said...

I think homeschoolers are brave people and I respect them immensely.

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely NO reason that the Superintendent of Public Instruction should be elected.

If the position remains elected, however, the state should not choose it's village idiot to run the education system. Dr. Suellen Reed is in fact an idiot who bases ALL of her understanding about education around skewed data. Idiots DO NOT belong in education.