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By the Numbers: Urban Report Card

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A recent survey by the Council of the Great City Schools asked urban school leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of the help their schools received from several groups, and assigned letter grades to the resulting rankings.

Source: "Critical Trends in Urban Education: A Poll of America's Great City Schools," Feb. 1996, Council of the Great City Schools.

Group Grade
Business B-
Local Public Education Funds B-
Colleges of Education C+
Advocacy Groups C+
State Education Departments C
Clinton Administration C
Teacher Unions C
City Council C
State Legislature C-
Press C-
Governor C-
U.S. Congress D-

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