Jon Criss 
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Re: “A Failed Project?

The only thing failing is an education reform system that believes that a multiple choice test is the answer for intelligence and education. One test that everyone has to answer to. One test to dumb America down. Those that believe the test is good and does no harm, fail the children of today and put them in a worse position than any previous generation, being taught in for profit corporations by under-qualified teachers. You will not find any research out there that states the tests are good or supply any meaningful data. You stop failing our children.

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Posted by Jon Criss on 07/31/2012 at 8:29 PM

Re: “A Failed Project?

Thanks for that comment and proving that you have no idea what you are talking about.

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Posted by Jon Criss on 07/31/2012 at 3:58 PM

Re: “A Failed Project?

Several points clarifying the school’s “education performance”. The Mayor’s Office of Charter Schools has stated that only 29% of those taking ISTEP have passed both the Math and Language Arts tests. This stat, without context is an alarming stat. A few more stats begin to offer context.

• 79% of tested students are in 1st or 2nd year at the school – 40% of this group only 1 year–
• Significant % of TPS children have attended multiple schools in their brief education career often resulting in the student being 1 or more grade levels behind their peers
• In 2012 44% of tested students passed both Math and Language Arts –not good enough but a 64% improvement from the year before
• 29 students who opted out of the test were all counted as failures" which distorts all of the data
• Finally, 130 of our 300 children are too young To take ISTEP

This still is only part of a much more detailed story. The 29% stat has no more relevance than The fact that 100% of our tested 4th graders with 3 years in the school passed both Math and Language Arts. Both stats out of context tell us very little.

I would agree that your research was lazy and short, if really researched at all, and your "up to speed" is no where "up to speed" on this issue at all.


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Posted by Jon Criss on 07/31/2012 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The Project School debacle

Bravo Mr. Hoppe. I like it when the truth comes out, and as a proud parent of two children at The Project School, I have been recently finding out how hard it is to get the truth out. Obviously we still need to work harder on the financial issues. The reports that The Project School is in debt and improperly used money are false. The documents to prove this are on The Project School web site. Any Board member will happily be interview to support this and explain any further questions anyone may have about their finances. An independent audit proves that and Old National Bank has put out a statement of good standing.

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Posted by Jon Criss on 07/30/2012 at 7:11 PM

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