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“One-Third of Fourth Graders are Functionally Illiterate”

wordsPerMinute Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 12:17 AM
More low information voters for the future. Assures Democrat victories. They may not want reforms just as they don't want to pass a budget.

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...