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“One-Third of Fourth Graders are Functionally Illiterate”

annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:39 PM
But on the bright side, they'll grow up to be good little liberals who vote Democrat.
DrawTheL1ne Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:49 PM
Whos going to read the ballot to them?
brimley Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 6:06 PM
same ones that showed busloads of nin english speaking Somalis in Ohio how to look for the (d)
DrawTheL1ne Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 6:18 PM
DrawTheL1ne Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:48 PM
Whos going to read the ballot to them?
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:41 PM
***tongue in cheek humor / sarcasm****
brimley Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:44 PM
***tongue in cheek humor / sarcasm****

unfortunately, it's not

The U.S. education system is failing our kids and has been for decades. Thus, the first step towards solving this problem is admitting that we have one. And we certainly do -- as AFP’s Casey Given points out in his op-ed in The Hill today:

Since 1983, the freshmen high school graduation rate has increased a measly 1.8 percent. Meanwhile, student achievement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress has stagnated, dropping by 1 point in reading and increasing by merely 4 points in math among 17-year-olds from the early 1980s to 2008. Today, one-third of fourth graders are...