Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Turnaround Specialist

What a difference a day makes.

On Monday, David Driscoll, Willard Mitt’s education czar, appeared before a legislative committee and criticized the gap in MCAS scores between minority and white students as "a disgrace." (source: State House News, 2/2/2004)

However, just one day later, Driscoll had a new view of the world.

"I am extremely proud of where we are today," Driscoll 'said' in a Team Reform press release. "Our students are passing the MCAS exam in larger numbers, our achievement gap is closing, (and) our minorities and LEP students are succeeding…." (source: office of (fraud) gov, "Romney announces MCAS retest results for class of 2005," 2/3/2004)


On Monday the MCAS minority/white gap is a disgrace, yet by Tuesday minorities are succeeding?

It would appear that the Fraud Governor wasn't kidding when he told Holyoke school students that their failing test scores didn’t "mean anything" about them. (source: Associated Press, 1/9/2004)

If David Driscoll’s shifting statements are any indication, MCAS scores don’t appear to mean anything to anyone.


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