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Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.

In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”
Read More: Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can?t Read Proficiently?Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest | CNSnews.com

Very troubling indeed, and the teachers take even more time off and deprive the children of an education...........

If I was Walker I would be handing out pink slips today!
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Very troubling indeed, and the teachers take even more time off and deprive the children of an education...........

If I was Walker I would be handing out pink slips today!
My 13 yr old niece doesn't read. In her "reading" class, they listen to the books on a CD. So ****ing sad.
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I think it's much more than teachers and unions that are the problem here.
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Rather than be upset over the 2/3 who have trouble reading, they shoul dbe proud of the 3/4 who can read well.
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I think it's much more than teachers and unions that are the problem here.
Possibly.

But the Unions pretty much guarantee that whatever part of the problem does lie with the teachers will not be addressed in any constructive manner.

They will however assure anyone that will listen that the problems may be solved by the generous application of higher wages and benefits.
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Possibly.

But the Unions pretty much guarantee that whatever part of the problem does lie with the teachers will not be addressed in any constructive manner.

They will however assure anyone that will listen that the problems may be solved by the generous application of higher wages and benefits.
I was gonna say the exact same thing.......
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My 13 yr old niece doesn't read. In her "reading" class, they listen to the books on a CD. So ****ing sad.
SERIOUSLY??? I'd be walking there and personally asking the reading teacher if she could read this (not when class was in session):



Maybe not, but I'd definitely be demanding a meeting with her and the Principal asking for an explanation.
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