2010-08-13 / Letters

School Test Scores

Dear Editor,

Finally someone has said “The Emperor Has No Clothes.“

For years, instructions in science and social studies have been sacrificed to provide manipulated test scores in English and math.

The result is that students have slipped further behind other developed nations in all four subject areas. The testing fraud has damaged many of our children in the pursuit of enhancing political careers. Those public figures will have to live with the fact that they exploited students — if they genuinely care about the students at all.

Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.

Editor, would you follow up with a story on the comparative reading and math levels in the many parochial schools and Yeshivas in the Rockaways? They often don’t get the credit they deserve.


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