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The Florida Hispanic Milagro. Or not?

One of the latest ploys by the Jeb Bush foundation and Florida politicians is to promote the idea of a Florida miracle for Hispanics in achievement. It is an election year and they are trying to dupe folks again. There have been headlines like “Hispanics in Florida Lead the Nation.” I almost did a spit take when I read that one. Why? I know the truth.

Since Florida has increased testing and choice- NAEP scores have stagnated and gaps have grown in some areas. I wrote about this earlier and you can find it in the archives. Let me focus on Hispanic students in this post. Let’s look at NAEP trends since 2005 when we saw a massive increase in choice and testing take hold.

Are Florida Hispanic students leading the nation or being crushed by massive testing and segregation caused by choice?

8th Grade Math- The average increase of scale scores in the nation was 10. Florida is at 10. Leading the nation? Good Lord. Georgia is up 18.

8th Grade Reading- The average increase of scale scores in the nation was 10. Florida was up 9. Leading the nation? Good Lord. Georgia was up 13. 

4th Grade Reading- The average increase of scale scores in the nation was 5. Florida was up 9- the same as Missouri. Florida a leader?

4th Grade Math- The average increase of scale scores in the nation was 5. Florida was at 5. Leading the nation? Good Lord. Georgia was up 6 and Alaska 7. Missouri was up 12. 

For all of you lying about Florida and trying to use kids as pawns- STOP. 

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