Would ADE Director Ken James Article Qualify as Gov't. Propaganda?
Amazing "Academic Progress" ADE Director Ken James says, B U T
*Test Scores are 11 Percentile Points lower than in 1990 (a 22% decrease).
*College Remediation Rate is 51.6% (46.6% in 1995); National Average is 33% .
*Only Nine States Scored Lower Than Arkansas in 8th Grade Math on NAEP Test.
*US Dept of Educations says Arkansas Benchmark Tests May Be Too Easy
*Only 28% of AR students pass test on AP courses, while 59.4% pass nationawide
*Fordham Foundation Gives Arkansas an F on Standards Preparation for college.
*Educational Reforms Have Cost $1.4 BILLION which equals a 3% sales tax in AR
See details and documentation below:
Ken James, State Department of Education Commissioner, wrote a guest editorial, Sept 10, 06, for the Democrat Gazette. James said, “Never in this state have we been able to boast the academic progress we’ve experienced in the last few years. To be able to do so in such a short time is nothing short of amazing.” See this link for Ken James guest editorial: http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Perspective/166241/ 1
Read the following statements by Ken James and the following Facts and decide if his guest article would fit the description of propaganda?
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