Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Is Our Children Learning?

Apparently, not:
SAT records biggest score drop in 31 years

Newsday Staff Writer

August 29, 2006, 10:33 AM EDT

SAT scores have taken their biggest tumble in a generation, stoking debate over whether a longer exam is driving students to exhaustion.

Nationwide reading scores on the admissions exam fell five points among college-bound students this year, to an average 503 -- the lowest point since 1994. Math scores dropped two points, to 518.
Mind you, this is two years AFTER they dumbed the test down because too many kids were struggling with it, and is five years after the passage of "No Child Left Behind," which was supposed to stem the tide of stupidity.

Illiteracy. Innumeracy. Just two more services provided for you by the Bush administration. The problem is, while Bush could get away with "Gentleman C's", apparently the kid down the street whose parents struggle to put food on the table with two jobs and a crappy mortgage that's barely servicable....ehhhhhhhhhhh, not so much, you know?

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