A stunning new report has determined that students at 55 different schools throughout the city of Chicago are failing so badly that not a single student can do basic reading or math.
As reported by the Daily Caller, the report from Wirepoints analyzed student performances across 649 public schools in Chicago during the 2021-2022 academic year. From that total, the report determined that 22 schools saw zero students who could perform grade-level reading, while another 33 schools had a zero percent passing rate for grade-level math.
“Defenders of the current system are sure to invoke COVID as the big reason for the low scores,” said Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, co-authors of the report, which incorporated data from the annual report of the Illinois State Board of Education. “But a look at the 2019 numbers show that the reading and math numbers were only slightly better than they are now.”
When looking at the numbers for the entirety of the state of Illinois, the total amount of schools with zero proficiency increases slightly: At least 30 schools statewide have no students proficient in reading, while 53 schools have zero percent proficiency in math. Across a total of 930 schools throughout the state, only one out of every ten students can perform math at grade-level, while the same goes for 622 Illinois schools when it comes to reading.
Nevertheless, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and leadership with the teachers’ unions have dismissed or covered up these poor performances. Of the 33 schools with no students proficient in math, seven were given a rating of “commendable” by the Illinois State Board of Education. The state board also gave “commendable” ratings to six of the 22 schools with no students who can do grade-level reading.
Randi Weingarten, the corrupt president of the national American Federation of Teachers, continued to blame poor performances on the lockdowns as a result of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
“The bottom line is everyone suffered in the pandemic.. because of the pandemic,” Weingarten said back in October. “The disruption was everywhere, and it was bad regardless of whether schools were remote or in person.”