|Anthony Petrosino's latest crapademic attack on Hoboken High School: rigged chart|
Welcome to another excretion by the Dark Side's most prolific propagandist, University of Austin Professor and "education" blogger Anthony "Curious Gal" Petrosino.
For folks who are unfamiliar with "Dr. Petrosino's Education Project" the blog purports to be "Dr. Petrosino's perspective on education at the local, state and national levels." Um, no...
"Dr. Petrosino's Education Project" has its cross-hairs on Hoboken.
Yes, under the pretense of academia, the former Hoboken Assistant to Superintendent Jack Raslowsky blogs from Austin to influence Hoboken School Board elections by relentlessly attacking the Hoboken School District and Kids First/Reach Higher Trustees.
One weapon of choice seems to be the Crapademic Chart.
Oh, those charts! Cooked to perfection. Like a chef preparing a stew, Petrosino picks data, washes off the inconvenient truths, spins and chops it up, garnishes it with bars, stars and clovers. A Crapademic Chart is born!
In fact, "Dr. Petrosino's Education Project" is a crapademic-stew seasoned with the occasional posting of actual academic research that Hyde does when he's Jekyll. This way, the real academic piece sits atop his crapademic pile for awhile... did everybody see it? Then he goes back to battering the Hoboken district with more crapademic postings...
Like yesterday's excretion:
And don't forget the CHART (see top of page.)
The "data: NJDOE" that Petrosino sources is a spreadsheet " 2015 Adjusted Cohort 4 year Graduation Rates (Excel)"- you can download it HERE.
Petrosino's pulled his chart recipe straight from the Crapademic's Cookbook. The chart
(1) omitted Hudson County school districts with lower graduation rates than Hoboken's
2) ignored the impact of poverty on graduation rate. Petrosino invoked a false "apples-to apples" comparison where Hoboken- with it's high percentage of economically disadvantaged children compared unfavorably districts (and a state average) that had fewer economically disadvantaged children
The intellectual dishonesty of such a "chart" is amazing- and it's conclusion that Hoboken's slightly lower graduation rate than the state's average is the fault of "Kids First/Reach Higher."
Petrosino reported the 2015 state average graduation rate was 89.67% and Hoboken's was 83.3%- 6.3% below the state's average... while the Crapademic excluded the data that 29% of state graduates were "economically disadvantaged," versus 66.3% of economically disadvantaged" Hoboken graduates "
What a piece of CRAP(ademia)!
GA to the rescue!
I fixed the crapdemic chart by adding the omitted districts: Jersey City, Bayonne, West New York, Kearny and North Bergen. and showing a (gray) bar to represent % of economically disadvantaged graduates.
Hard to read? Click on this:
LARGE VERSION CHART
click chart to read
See what I mean, people?
Except for Union City, an outlier, the original Crapademic chart compares Hoboken (unfavorably) against districts with markedly lower proportions of economically disadvantaged graduates.
The original Crapademic chart omits the districts with percentages of economically-disadvantaged similar to Hoboken's.
Another day, another rigged Crapademic blog post to hurt he Hoboken school district.
Aren't there any schools in Austin he can play with?