MISD Forced Busing

Forced Busing History 2001-2016

McKinney ISD vs Comparables

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McKinney ISD is one of a handful of school districts in the nation, that has an “ongoing commitment to socio-economic diversity throughout the district”, to close the “academic achievement gap” of our ECD (Economically Disadvantaged) students.

The district achieves this diversity through Forced Busing and restricting Parental Choice within the district.

The district spends in excess of $8 million per year for busing, that is generally hated by parents.

Recently, McKinney ISD Board of Trustee Curtis Rippee issued a statement, that was retweeted by McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel, noting:

 “MISD is working very hard to close the academic achievement gap for our socio-economically disadvantaged students. But as you can see, MISD STAAR scores are in line with other Collin County schools given its percentage of socio-economically disadvantaged students.”

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Sorry, MISD, but being “in line with” districts that do not have Forced Busing, means it is benefiting only Durham Transportation Services. Not the ECD students.

In 2008, to justify “Student Redistribution” McKinney ISD identified the following districts, as being comparable to McKinney ISD, in terms of enrollment and ECD percent:

Comparables 2008Since these districts do not employ Forced Busing, we should be able to see how well McKinney ISD ECD student do, when compared against Non-Busing districts.

Social Studies – this chart shows McKinney ISD ECD (Economically Disadvantaged) student scores compared to the ECD of the comparable district that do not have a Forced Busing policy.

SocialConclusion: McKinney ISD ECD student do slightly better than the comparable districts in Social Studies.

Science – this chart shows McKinney ISD ECD student test scores in Science versus comparable districts.

ScienceConclusion: McKinney ISD ECD student do significantly worse than the comparable districts in Science and it appears the gap is increasing.

Math – this chart shows McKinney ISD ECD student test scores in Math, versus comparable districts.

MathConclusion: McKinney ISD ECD student do significantly worse than the comparable districts in Math and it appears the gap is closing slightly.

Reading – this chart shows McKinney ISD ECD student test scores in Reading, versus comparable districts.

ReadingConclusion: McKinney ISD ECD students are doing significantly worse than the comparable districts in Reading and the gap is increasing.

Writing – this chart shows McKinney ISD ECD student test scores in Writing, versus comparable districts.

WritingConclusion: McKinney ISD ECD students are doing significantly worse than the comparable districts in Writing and the gap is increasing.

Now, you understand why only a handful of districts continue to use Forced Busing to achieve a SocioEconomic balance of students. It does not work and in most cases, it clearly hurt academic progress.

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