The A-F Grading System: A Politically Motivated Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant writes a comprehensive review of what he calls “Bennett-gate,” and shows that the A-F grading systems initiated by Jeb Bush is itself a phony way to judge the quality of schools. He cites Matt Di Carlo, who reviewed Indiana’s grading system, and determined that the grades reflect the characteristics of the students in them: “Di Carlo’s analysis showed, “Almost 85 percent of the schools with the lowest poverty rates receive an…