More 100% bull from Noble
The first head-shaker this morning was Rahm in his own words extolling an improved CPS graduation rate but writing almost exclusively about the great things going on at the private, religious school, Christ the King, where he was speaking. Does he ever pay attention to where he is before he speaks?
He still managed to spout the “100% seniors graduated 100% seniors accepted at college” bull that has become so prevalent. Geez, these privately-run boutique high schools are going to have to come up with a new schtick pretty soon if they are going to keep the attention of the (“Squirrel!!!”) foundation community.
This time it’s Goldner, another Noble school. The Sun-Times reports that Goldner did the 100-100 – but they do not mention how many students left before their senior year. And you can’t find out anywhere anymore. CPS took down their research site. I guess too many of us were getting too many facts there. The state report card won’t tell you how many students were freshmen at Goldner four years ago because the Noble Network was still aggregating all their school data then. The annual charter school reports on the CPS web site have become so bare-bones that they are pretty worthless as an accountability tool.
But here’s another 100-100 story that we can refute. Noble Comer College Prep mom Donna Moore sent me this link with the comment that there were 150 freshmen at Comer during the school’s first year, and only 106 (her estimate) who graduated. Yet principal claims he and, of course, the staff, got “every low-income student to college.”
Of course, we all know by now what else Noble is doing to every student. 100% wrong.
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