The United States has expanded school choice in the last few decades, and much of the published world’s research has been carried out in this country.
There’s not much good news in the NAEP results for mathematics, which were released earlier this week. Fourth graders have made no progress since 2007, and 8th graders have made very little progress. What is worse than sluggish NAEP scores is their combination with steady, substantial increases in per-student spending in public schools.
The Iowa–based ACT testing agency reported yesterday that only 23% of the 2009 high school graduating class had sufficient knowledge and skills to attain a C in college freshmen courses as revealed by the ACT examination. This means that more than 1 million high school students graduated who were poorly prepared for college. The figure […]