An Ultimatum for Milwaukee
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson has called for the Milwaukee schools to meet targets in the following four areas by June 2000, threatening a state takeover of the district if the goals are not met.
|Area||Milwaukee 1996-97||Proposed June 2000 Goals||State Average|
|3rd grade reading-test scores||68 percent proficient||90 percent of state average||87 percent proficient|
Note: Dropout rate reflects the percent of students leaving school between 9th and 12th grades.