NYC has many problems with education, especially grading. Students, teachers, and administrators are constantly being evaluated. However, comptroller John Liu says that because metrics are changing so much, schools are being unfairly graded.
Education officials use a system to grade each school that changes wildly each year, doling out poor grades to some facilities that don’t deserve it, Comptroller John Liu charged in a new audit yesterday.
The grades can greatly impact which schools get financial aid and which ones close.
Liu’s study focused on 10 randomly selected high schools throughout the five boroughs from the 2006-07 school year to the 2009-10 year.
They found one example of a high school slated for closure in 2014 — Metropolitan Corporate Academy in Brooklyn — that would have shown improvement had the standards remained uniform each year.