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The public schools in Washington, D.C., spent $29,349 per pupil in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the latest data from National Center for Education Statistics, but in 2013 fully 83 percent of the eighth graders in these schools were not "proficient" in reading and 81 percent were not "proficient" in math.
These are the government schools in our nation's capital city — where for decades politicians of both parties have obstreperously pushed for more federal involvement in education and more federal spending on education.
originally posted by: abe froman
In 2008, DCPS was 84.4% Black, 9.4% Hispanic (of any race), 4.6% non-Hispanic White, and 1.6% of other races. I can't help but wonder if cultural differences about the importance of education are what we are really seeing here.
originally posted by: BobAthome
When the child turns age 6,,
,the Government should write a one time **check for "$29,349",,
with the stipulation that the child must be able too:
3. do basic math