Here is what the Education Profiteers front group School Choice Wisconsin pronounced last January regarding Vulture School Hope Christian School in Milwaukee:
One hundred percent of the senior class was accepted to college, and the students earned more than $1 million in grants and scholarships.
Yet here is what the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported in April 2014:
At Hope elementary schools, between 4% and 11% of students were proficient in reading, and between 4% and 15% were proficient in math.
At Hope High School, 10% of 10th-graders tested proficient in reading and 7% of students were considered proficient in math.Wait this school is touted by the lobbyists as a success with 7% of 10th graders are proficient in math AND all the seniors are getting accepted to colleges? Something does NOT ADD UP!
What colleges? Universities? Public technical colleges? Private for-profit colleges? On-line colleges?
The JS article also notes that:
A growing number of taxpayer-funded private schools posted little to no data at all — either because parents chose or were encouraged to opt their children out of taking the state tests.
In the state's three voucher programs, 368 students did not take the exams because of parent opt-outs: that's 2.7% of the 13,601 students in tested grades at voucher schools.
Four private schools saw 100% of their taxpayer-funded voucher students opt out of the tests: Hillel Academyin Milwaukee, Sheboygan Area Lutheran and Sheboygan Christian, and St. Joseph Catholic School in Kenosha.
At Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, 102 of 107 voucher students opted out of the exams.
Only about 0.1% of public school students opted out of the exams, or 578 students statewide out of 432,594 students in tested grades.
Further evidence that The Last Thing the Vulture School proponents want is ACCOUNTABILITY through apples to apples comparisons with their superior public school student counterparts!
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