Report spotlights New York City school failures

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A new report from an advocacy group highlights a dismal statistic: In nearly a quarter of New York City public schools, 90% or more of the students failed to demonstrate proficiency in language arts and math.

Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter group, didn't suggest specific solutions, but called for comprehensive change to fix the most troubled schools. Its study analyzed test data on the New York City Department of Education website.

"If one-fourth of the New York City subway trains were constantly and chronically late, the streets would simmer with rage," the report said.

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