Report: 41% of Delaware graduates not ready for college Jessica Bies , The News Journal
Even as Delaware expands access to college-level courses such as dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes, 41 percent of public high school graduates are entering in-state colleges and universities unprepared, according to a report released Wednesday.
Just the tip of the iceberg! One can image how many high school graduates no going to college are ill-prepared for the workforce! Then there are those student pushed through via social promotions! I remember the days when they said, “you need that piece of paper (high school diploma) if you want to get a good job! And now that piece of paper is nothing more that a worthless piece of paper!
In Delaware – as is the case across the country – many students are graduating high school unprepared for the level of rigor necessary in a college course, the new data shows. Acceptance to college does not guarantee readiness for college, DOE stressed.
It’s so ironic that the Delaware Department of Education steps up and announce this news and fails to take any blame for their Jack Markell kiss-ass deeds!
Currently, 36 percent of students are not ready for college-level math, the report said. That’s despite the fact a majority of students take not only Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 but geometry before their senior year.
A student is only as good as his teacher and perhaps 36 percent of math teachers suck!
Its goal is, by 2025, for 65 percent of Delaware’s workforce to earn a college degree or professional certificate and for every student to graduate from high school prepared for continuing education and a career.
Such ambiguous goals ! Some how I think Rodel is behind this by 2025 pipe-dream! Vision 2015 was a flop and as was their change agent Jack Markell!
Of course our leading educators will blame the lack of weighed-funding and somehow this will be all President Trump’s fault.
The sad part of all this is, same old same old for minority students! At the end of the day many at-risk minority students pushed through the system via social promotion and artificial grades will face another generation of poverty.
As for those STEM jobs! Don’t worry China has many grad-students coming to America to fill them! Perhaps Delaware’s dual language Chinese classes may come in handle! America students ending up as lab rats washing and cleaning lab equipment can better communicate with their superiors.
What do we do? Those leading educators warn parents not to buy into President Trump’s school vouchers because their children will be cheated out of an education! Seems to me they are currently being cheated!
With Governor Carney’s pending education funding cuts he’ll be the scapegoat for failing schools! However, the real blame goes to Rodel and their Change Agent Jack Markell! Then there is the Delaware Department of Education’s skewed data re: Dropout rate and graduation rates ! State testing data is a complete wash! Jumping from DSTP to DCAS then to The Smarter Balanced Assessment with pilot years in-between set the stage for data driven by apples to oranges.
Our teachers are failing due to failed leadership including state legislators! Our state legislators loyal to former Governor Jack Markell need to take responsibility for their stupidity! Something for us to remember come 2018 state elections!