Used to be a C average was all a person needed to get into college, and this is no longer true. A person with a C average could get a degree and this is no longer true. Many jobs are closed to people who do not have college degrees and things were not always like this. I am not sure we are going in the right direction, but for sure given today's reality, parents can not be passive if their children are not getting the education they need, and not all the blame should be put on the child.
Unsettling Education Statistics
- Students are not faring well on national assessments. The most recent NAEP assessments indicate that less than one third of U.S. fourth graders are proficient in reading, mathematics, science, and American History.
- More than half of low income students cannot even demonstrate basic knowledge of science, reading, and history.
- U.S. eighth graders ranked 19th out of 38 countries on mathematic assessments and 18th in science.
- U.S. twelfth graders ranked 18th out of 21 countries in combined mathematics and science assessments.
Edited by me-wonders, 13 November 2012 - 09:57 PM.