By: Diane Benjamin
Yesterday I reported at District 87 only 19% of 8th Graders passed Algebra. 52% of graduates that attended community college had to take remedial courses to learn what District 87 didn’t teach them: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/02/more-on-district-87/
That 52% was from 2018, think the percent is better or worse now after remote learning?
How does Unit 5 compare?
I believe this is data from 2019-2020:
Below if Unit 5’s graph from 2018 – this is pre-COVID:
41% of those attending a community college are forced to take remedial courses to learn what Unit 5 didn’t teach them. 39% have to take remedial math.
Flip back to District 87. 57% have to take remedial courses, 52% for math.
District 87 claims a graduation rate of 89%. https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=profile&Districtid=17064087025
Unit 5 claims a graduation rate of 90%. https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=profile&Districtid=17064005026
What this data shows is:
STEM isn’t a priority for either school
Graduating from high school has low standards, especially for math
Check your property tax bill, you pay for this!