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Lyndon G. Furst
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 4:46pm

It is true that that Benton Harbor schools have scored among the lowest in the state. But the ignorance around that statistic is amazing. If Benton Harbor High School is closed, then some other school district will have the lowest score. There will always be a lowest scoring school district in the state.

As far as grade level is concerned half the children in the nation are below grade level. That's the technical definition of the term grade level. It is the middle score or the arithmetic mean of the scores on a standardized test. I have very little faith in the standardized tests that have been used in Michigan schools. I question the validity of the tests that have been used to categorize Michigan public schools.

I do not see any positive results coming from the government closing down the Benton Harbor school system.