There are new numbers to go along with claims that online classes are leaving school kids in Wisconsin behind.
Milwaukee Public Schools on Wednesday said just over 30% of high school students failed the fall semester.
Data from Milwaukee schools showed 30.3% of MPS high schoolers failed last fall, compared to 18.8% in the fall of 2019.
The difference, besides the huge increase, is that Milwaukee Public Schools were online only in the fall of 2020.
The revelation comes as Milwaukee schools prepare to welcome some students back to class next month. MPS’ board this week approved a return to in-person classes for kids in elementary school and junior high. MPS will bring high school seniors back, but freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will continue to learn from home.