By: Diane Benjamin
This graph shows the percent of Unit 5 students who participated in Standardized Testing in 2021: https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/District.aspx?source=trends&source2=participationrate&Districtid=17064005026
If you click the link you can view the rate for various years. In 2019 it was 99% for English Language Arts and Math, 96% for Science. 2020 has no data.
Next look at 9th Graders on Track: https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/District.aspx?source=trends&source2=freshmenontrack&Districtid=17064005026
Click the link – Minority scores fell even more than ALL. Obviously Unit 5’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs are making education worse for minorities. COVID loss because kids weren’t in school is clear. Unit 5 students are now behind those at schools that didn’t shut down. Why would any parent vote for those who did this to their kids?
Look around the website. Unit 5 scores above state averages in other categories. Keep in mind however: more than 25% of students didn’t test.
Unit 5 doesn’t need more tax dollars, they need to eliminate indoctrination and start concentrating on their purpose for existing. School Board elections are in April 2023. Plan to vote NOW!