Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Education: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, History?

So let's get this straight -

they don't know history, and cannot write or understand English, but they do know Spanish and math.  And I bet they don't judge anything, because that would be ... wrong.

Less Than 25% of Students Proficient in US History

12% of seniors scored at a level showing solid academic performance

By the Associated Press
June 14, 2011

(AP) – A new national assessment finds that less than a quarter of students are proficient in US history. The 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress tested students on topics such as the American Revolution, Civil War, and the contemporary US. Just 20% of fourth-grade students, 17% of eighth-graders, and an especially depressing 12% of high school seniors scored at a level showing solid academic performance. Much larger percentages of students had a basic knowledge of US history or below.

Education leaders say they're worried the scores are indicative of a narrowing of the curriculum.


Make Mine Freedom - 1948

American Form of Government

Who's on First? Certainly isn't the Euro.