Wednesday, January 30, 2013

90 Minutes and $1.2 million taxpayer dollars later Obama heads back to DC from Vegas

His backdrop a failing high school with high Hispanic attendance
President Obama spent taxpayer money to make a trip to Vegas to tout a four step Immigration Plan at a failing High School According to Del Sol’s 2010-2011 School Accountability Summary Report, 54% of Hispanic students attending Del Sol were “non-proficient” in math. The school lags behind both the statewide standards and the standards of the school district on reading, writing, and mathematics; just 27% of the school population exceeded standards in reading, only 1% exceeded standards in writing, and a mere 9% exceeded standards in mathematics. While 6% of high school children in the district were either below average or abysmal in reading, 10% were at Del Sol; 22% were below average or “emergent/developing” in writing, but 38% were at Del Sol; 29% were below average or worst standard in math at the district level, but 43% were at Del Sol.
The dropout rates at Del Sol are significantly higher than at the other schools in the district. That’s particularly true for Hispanic students. While 5.1% of Hispanic kids drop out of high school in Nevada statewide, and 5.5% did at the district level, a full 9.6% did from Del Sol. Overall, Del Sol was “classified as a school which did not demonstrate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2010-2011 school year.”
Excerpt: Politico
 But Tuesday's trip to Nevada may have notched a new milestone in speed. A mere 90 minutes after Air Force One touched down in Las Vegas, he was back on board and headed back to Washington.
Between his 2:07 p.m. EST touchdown and 3:37 p.m. takeoff, Obama greeted dignitaries at the airport, motorcaded roughly eight miles back and forth to a local high school, gave a key speech on immigration and spent time greeting audience members afterward.
By the time he finished, Obama was running almost an hour and a half ahead of schedule. That means he'll get back to Washington sometime around 7:30 p.m., just 10 hours after he left.

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