Brizard Rochester legacy one of 'failure' as measured by standardized tests

While Chicago schools Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard is trying to fire as many veteran Chicago teachers, principals and other educators as possible and bring in dozens of people who know nothing about Chicago, he leaves behind a dismal record in the last place he ran a school system, Rochester New York. On August 8, 2011, New York released its most recent test scores, and they show that Brizard, even measured by his own favorite "standard", was not accountable for any improvements while he served as head of the Rochester schools. The URL for the above article for those who cannot access the hotlink is:|topnews|text|Local%20News

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked Rochester New York schools superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard (above left) to be Chicago schools CEO and corporate executive David Vitale (above right) to be President of the Chicago Board of Education. Above, Brizard and Vitale were seen chatting before the opening of the June 22, 2011 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, AUGUST 8, 2011

For the second year in a row, just one in every four Rochester city school students met New York’s standards on the state English exam.

About 24.4 percent of city school students in grades three through eight were deemed proficient on the annual English language test, down from last year’s 25.3 percent. The city’s performance lagged behind the state average, with 52.8 percent of New York students in those grade levels meeting the state proficiency standards. The state average was also down from 53.2 percent last year. Statewide, performance in English was down at all grade levels tested.

Rochester students fared slightly better than their peers in Syracuse, where 22.5 percent of students in the grade levels tested met the state standards. But Rochester students’ performance lagged behind Buffalo, where 26.9 percent of students met the standards.

City school students did fare slightly better in math, with 29.4 meeting or exceeding the state math standards, up from 28 percent last year. The slight bump reflected the trend for the state, where the percentage of students meeting the math goals increased from 61 percent to 63.3 percent.

In Buffalo, 31 percent of students met the math standards. In Syracuse, that number was 25.3 percent.

The scores released this morning reflect a higher proficiency standard the state started using last year to better reflect whether students are on track for success on regents exams and in college. State officials said the change also offered a better measurement of students’ skills. After the state changed the standard last year, districts across the state saw their scores drop significantly.


August 9, 2011 at 2:07 PM

By: Anton Antoszek

House Slave for Charters and the Data Really Sucks.

All one has to understand, when working for the cps is collagen. Copious amounts injected into the lips, gluteals, or anus helps soften the blow of kissing charter school prevaricators gluteus maximus.

It also softens the blow from the paddle for those who dare to discover decency and question liars, thieves, and murderers like daley, emanusuck, obombmer.

I think one can figure out the third area of injection and purpose for themselves.

Don't like my style of critiques, then stop murdering children with inaccurate drone airstrikes.

Find my critiques too harsh, then stop lying about teacher proficiency, their pension, or that the E3 process isn't full of deceptions perpetrated by principals and adjudicators. Like the lying house slave principal at McClellan.

Find me to be impolite, then prosecute and convict: you have the evidence that wall street, the banks and the insurance companies were in on the scam that collapsed this economy and destroyed peoples lives.

This is not nuanced disagreements between two sides that may have differences, but have the best interests of all at heart.

This is go along to get along or else type of declaration i.e.threat, not a disagreement.

This is not democracy, but an oligarchy or government by the few.

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