The good news is that public schools in Philadelphia seem to be doing better than those in Detroit.
And Fresno, too.
Philly was one of 18 cities to voluntarily participate in the
Trial Urban District Assessment, a special administration of the
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. It’s average score for fourth graders was 222 compared with
239 for the national average and 244 for Pennsylvania fourth graders
who take the NAEP exam annually, and 265 for eighth graders compared
with 282 for the national average and 288 for Pennsylvania.
Here’s a link to the NAEP results.
Before you write off Philly schools as failures remember that their purpose is not to provide an education for children but to provide jobs for Democrats.
The district is a resounding success.