79% of Chicago 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading
It’s only 79%? I’m surprise it’s that low. According to CNSNEWS, 79% of Chicago area 8th graders aren’t proficient in reading. So again I ask, will the Chicago teachers who are now on strike really even matter? It’s not like they are excelling in teaching students anyway.
Seventy-nine percent of the 8th graders in the Chicago Public Schools are not grade-level proficient in reading, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and 80 percent are not grade-level proficient in math.
Chicago public school teachers went on strike on Monday and one of the major issues behind the strike is a new system Chicago plans to use for evaluating public school teachers in which student improvement on standardized tests will count for 40 percent of a teacher’s evaluation.