Thursday, October 29, 2015
In the Detroit public school district, 96% of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93% are not proficient in reading
That is according to the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests published by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data — the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student. According to data published by the Detroit Public Schools, the school district’s operating expenses in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014 amounted to approximately $14,743 per student.