Skip to comments.No gains for 12th-graders on national exam
Posted on 05/07/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT by PoloSec
Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.
Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they're not improving, the report says, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of today's students are unprepared for either college or the workplace.
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They could just dumb down the test a bit more
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“Wednesday’s results are likely to embolden supporters of the Common Core standards that are being rolled out in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Designed to develop critical thinking skills, they spell out what math and English skills students should master at each grade.”
The problem here is not the curriculum or the test. It’s the kids who are lazy and entitled and the parents that enable it.
Our kids are lazy, feel entitled, and are not willing to do much of anything at all.
A smaller and smaller portion of them are still good kids - but that portion is shrinking.
Demand a Basis Charter School in your city/state.
The one tiny detail they leave out is that the white and Asian students are overall doing fine in school. White American students top those of most European countries. Asian American students come out ahead of them.
It’s the increased minorities that are bringing down the scores.
“Its the kids who are lazy and entitled and the parents that enable it.”
And instead of working when not schooling, kids play sports and have entitled extra curricular activities. How does being raised to only do what you want to do translate to adult responsibilities that don’t care what you want?
They know ALL about “climate change,” diversity, and that boys who want to be girls should be able to use the girls’ bathroom, though. Who needs math, reading, and real science?
which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called No Child Left Behind,
which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called Goals 2000,
which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000,
which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called A Nation at Risk,
which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nations public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.
Urban Common Core math
Q: If a crack dealer leafs a crime scene at 100 MPH and a pig leaves the doughnut shop at 65, how far ahead of the pig is the crack dealer ina hafa houra yo?
That’s a great summary of the ineffectiveness over decades of top-down Federal education efforts.
Yes, it’s time for another one of these.
Unfortunately for the doomsayers, the education bureaucrats and the teachers unions, America’s white and Asian students are doing just fine, thank you, mostly in spite of them.
How do you spell the newest third world country?
U-N-I-T-E-D S-T-A-T-E-S O-F A-M-E-R-I-C-A
On what authority does the federal government involve itself in elementary and secondary education?
What benefits have resulted from U. S. Gov’t meddling, standard setting, etc.??