|You wouldn't smile either|
if you just got caught in
yet another lie.
One of the myriad of turds she was trying to polish was the one of voucher schools. Starting at about the 11:30 mark, you can hear Darling trying to justify selling out the education and the future of the state's children with this statement (emphasis mine):
“Well you know, if you look at two of the areas the Governor targeted – Beloit and Green Bay – most people will say, ‘No, Green Bay doesn’t have a problem like Milwaukee.’ Well, the graduation rate is the same as or similar to Beloit – like 40%. So there are a lot of ah school districts around the state that are not far behind Milwaukee in terms of need of great improvement and need of the state’s attention. So we’re gonna see a compromise on the voucher program and it’s gonna be a good one.”So Darling is saying that the graduation rate in Green Bay is around 40%.
As the PolitiFarce guys would say, let's check those numbers.
The DPI issued their numbers, and as the gentle reader can plainly see, the graduation rate for the Green Bay School District in the 2011-12 school year is 80%, up two points from the previous year:
And for kids that stay at the same high school for all four years, the graduation rate jumps up to 95%.
That's a far cry from the 40% that Darling is claiming.
Now, it could be that Darling, who is an avid golfer, has been spending too much time on the links. More likely, she's been spending too much time at the 19th hole.
But no matter how you look at it, Darling's accuracy was grossly sub par.
We rate Darling as golfing knickers on fire.