The primary job of schools is to prepare children for college or employment, or both.
So how well are the government schools in Jacksonville doing?
This is a chart from the school district’s Web site:
Taking it at face value, only about 40 percent of Jacksonville children – fewer than half – are ready for college math or reading after 13 years of schooling. That means they will spend most of their first year trying to catch up with their peers who are prepared.
Just offhand, I’d say the new school superintendent has her work cut out for her.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://eyeonjacksonville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lloyd-Brown.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.[/author_info] [/author]