In 53 schools, no kids are proficient in math.
The City of Chicago School District, where taxpayers yearly spend between $5,929 and $56,311 per student, is home to the majority of those underperforming campuses—22 for reading and 33 for math.
Across the board, Wirepoint is unimpressed:
“Another damning indictment of the state’s educational system is the utter failure of so many schools to teach even a single child to read and do math.”
Schools these days seem to think they have more to offer than just academics; social ideology has taken over. It appears that educational institutions have knighted themselves in the struggle against phobias, the KKK, and patriarchy. Loss in traditional places might be calculated collateral damage. In June 2022, Wirepoint had severe words for Illinois regarding adaptive prioritization:
“The information Wirepoints provides in the report demonstrates complete neglect of duty on the part of those in charge of running Illinois’ public schools. It has nothing to do with finances, race, education, or critical race theory. It concerns a system that is ineffective at preparing Illinois children for the future, which is its most fundamental duty.”
“Due to the extremely poor student performance and the apparent lack of accountability, our judgment is harsh. The Illinois State Board of Education’s false “accountability” designations, inflated teacher evaluations, and social advancement all assist in shifting responsibility.”
Will the government’s revolutionary penitence eventually take the place of this supposed evasion of responsibility? It’s not as certain as one plus one equals two. And if America follows Chicago’s example, which it appears to be doing in many ways, then that comparison might eventually lose all relevance. The words that conveyed it will also change.