Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Sorry for the long hiatus. I'll try to post more often.
Was glad to see these key education stats in a World-Herald ad pulled from a blog by Dianne Desler, headmaster of Brownell-Talbot School. These facts sure do back up the position that we MUST improve the quality of the American educational product, and fast:
-- Of 50 students behind in reading in the first grade, 44 will STILL be behind three years later, in fourth grade.
-- An American student drops out of high school every 26 seconds, or 6,000 a day.
-- The U.S. ranked first in the world 30 years ago in the quality of our high school graduates. Today, it is 18th among 23 industrialized nations.
(Blog is http://www.educationmattersblog.com/; stats from the National Center for Education and the Economy, Jossey-Bass)
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