Gazette Editorial: Plugging gaps in Montgomery school achievement
...A report by the school system’s Office of Shared Accountability has looked at the efforts at 38 middle schools. Only 10 — about a fourth — showed improvement on the Maryland School Assessments from the 2008-09 school year to the 2010-11 school year. The report also looked at student performance in Algebra 1 or higher math classes.
The report does not name the 10 schools. School system spokesman Dana Tofig said the goal of the report was to go beyond showing where the gaps are, but rather to identify some of the characteristics of middle schools that have had success in narrowing the achievement gap...
...taxpayers have a right to expect progress. It’s about time they received it.----------------
Don't readers of The Gazette have a right to expect facts. Why is The Gazette writing an Editorial without the facts to go with the story? Why doesn't The Gazette investigate the names of the middle schools in this document, and report to the public? If The Gazette wants advocacy on education issues, they have to do their part.