RPS Embarrassing Itself

The RPS Web site has a chart:

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The chart tells us the information there is

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No telling why they would post old data.

In any case, the “success” headline is a lie.  A quick run to the VDOE database measures the size of that lie: On the 2015 SOL tests, just announced in August, 2016, Richmond was lowest in the state in terms of the reading pass rate and second lowest in writing, history & social science, math, and science.

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If that is “success,” I am Bill Gates.

Returning to the chart, we see this picture of RPS demographics.

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Hmmm.  That 1.33% Asian slice is smaller than the 0.06% Hawaiian and much smaller than the 0.16% Am-Indian.  Let’s see what Excel does with the same numbers:

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OK.  The graph is wrong but, unlike the “success” lie, there’s no benefit to it.  It just demonstrates incompetence in graphing.

Then we have arithmetic:

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Thing is, if you add up the numbers, it’s 43 schools, not 44.

According to the Chart, RPS is spending more than a third of a billion dollars a year.  For that price, in one chart on their Web site they manage to tell a blatant lie, proffer a nonsense graph, and demonstrate that they have not mastered simple arithmetic.

Your tax dollars at “work.”