Posted on June 9, 2023

Chicago Public Schools Failing Hispanic Students

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, June 7, 2023

In another example of how the Chicago Public School (CPS) system is failing the Windy City’s students, recent data suggests that only 17 out of 100 Hispanic students can read at grade level.

Worse, CPS policies seem to insure that students won’t be able to keep up with their reading capabilities.

For instance, CPS automatically advanced its 2021 3rd grade Hispanic students to the fourth grade, even though only 12 percent of them were able to read at grade level, according to Wirepoints.

The advancement scheme was typical through the entire system, Wirepoints added.

School officials told parents that 85 percent of freshman students were “on track” to graduate, even though a mere 16 percent could read at grade level. Wirepoints added that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) maintains that the “on track” designation is a “key predictor of high school success.”

Further, 19 percent of Hispanics who graduated from high school in 2022 could read at level.

Amazingly, state school board officials rated 101 of Chicago’s 148 Hispanic-majority schools as “commendable,” even as only 15 percent of their students could read at grade level.

The data comes on the heels of another Wirepoints report that found that 55 CPS school had zero students proficient in math or reading.