C. R. SCHOOL DISTRICT HID OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT DATA AND CLOSED POLK ELEMENTARY

3-8-13

Greetings, Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial Board and all—

Ms. Day, please distribute this post to all C. R. school administrators and teachers.  Thank you very much. 

This post further explains why in 2012,  Supt. Benson and the C. R. school district closed Polk Elementary, home to about 65% majority of poor and minority kids.  These are kids the defective student cult claims can’t learn and can’t be taught.  These kids and their teachers blew an achievement  hole in the cult, the cult couldn’t stand.  See website http://www.iowalive.net/boardclosedpolk.htm for more on this. 

Data for the following chart was just received from the Department of Education.   It shows the outstanding 4th reading gains Polk elementary achieved, that Supt. Benson, the school board and others in the evil defective student cult hid and would not tolerate.  It completely debunked the defective student theory, held by the cult.   

Polk showed local districts could fix the poor and minority student academic problem without mandatory state reform, state aid or interference.  And it was suddenly and summarily closed, without good reason.  The DE obtained data shows no other school in the district made such outstanding gains, with any students—much less poor and minority students.  Administrators and teachers at Polk got it right and the cult demolished them for doing so!!!! 

The Gazette even rejected Polk’s closing and made this report on 6-10-12:  “There's no explanation of why Benson wanted to add Polk. The district says it was simply 'part of the exploration process.' But if Polk's end has a beginning, it looks like this is it.”

POLK ELEMENTARY POOR & MINORITY KIDS OUTPERFORMED OTHER C. R. SCHOOLS

 The district hid this data when it closed Polk!! 

There ought to be a criminal investigation into Polk’s closing.   The stakes are so high that nothing less will suffice.   The defective student cult is dangerously harming students.  Polk proved it and was closed without good reason—except it defied the cult and proved poor and minority kids could be taught and learn as well or better than other kids. 

Sincerely,

Iowalive  A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa.