Government School Failures

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By far, the most revealing record ever produced of government school “performance.”

http://reason.com/assets/mc/dpowell/2011_01/derugy-column-chart2.jpg

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SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/14/sat-reading-scores-fall-to-lowest-level-on-record/?test=latestnews

and…

SAT Reading, Writing Scores Hit [all time] Low[s]

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904491704576571060049856724.html

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STEM Jobs Act reveals failure of American education

http://www.examiner.com/article/stem-jobs-act-reveals-failure-of-american-education

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Nation Has High College Remedial Education Rate

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/11/nation-has-high-college-r_n_571562.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

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“… male-female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children [in government schools] from unnecessary ‘stereotypes.’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=382689

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Report: Half of American Schools Failed Federal Standards

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/14/report-nearly-half-american-schools-failed-federal-standards/

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More [government] schools likely to lose accreditation, experts say

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-01-16/schools-accreditation/52604344/1

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The Continuing Disgrace of U.S. Education

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/the_continuing_disgrace_of_us_education.html

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Scores show students aren’t ready for college

75% may need remedial classes

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/17/scores-show-students-not-ready-college/

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Even the most elite suburban school districts often produce results that are mediocre when compared with those of our international peers.

http://educationnext.org/when-the-best-is-mediocre/

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Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?

The latest on each state’s international standing in math and reading

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/PDF/Papers/PEPG11-03_GloballyChallenged.pdf

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Only 25 percent of American students passed their geography test

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/only-25-percent-american-students-passed-geography-test-160214355.html

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Drawing from a sample size this large multiplied by two decades multiplied by hundreds of thousands of test answers has put me in a good position to offer the following advice to any reader of this paper with children in Florida’s K-12 public schools.  Get them out now before you ruin their life.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-10/opinion/os-ed-homeschool-oped-061012-20120608_1_school-choice-public-education-home-schooling

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The nation’s security and economic prosperity are at risk if America’s schools don’t improve, warns a task force led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York’s school system.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_20210713/problem-schools-put-u-s-security-at-risk

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Global Report Card

See How Your District Stacks Up

You May Be Surprised

http://globalreportcard.org/

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Reform:

America’s school system outcomes are far worse than the public believes or understands.

  America must find a way to raise educational achievement in all areas for all students.

  We will not achieve steady, broad-based economic growth without a much-improved  education system.

  America must reduce the dropout rate and reduce the cost of formal schooling.

  Funding is not the problem and future changes must be made with the funds available.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Restructuring-Public-Education-Key-Points-and-Commentary.pdf

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[Los Angeles Unified School District] considers lowering the bar for graduation

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lausd-college-20120418,0,5927168,print.story

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The Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida’s standardized test after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student passing scores.”

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Passing-score-lowered-for-FCAT-Writing-exam/-/1637132/13396234/-/k1ckc2z/-/index.html

and…

Half of Florida high school students fail reading test

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/half-florida-high-school-students-fail-reading-test-232516894.html

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Cheating runs rampant

No Child Left Behind has unleashed a nationwide epidemic of cheating. Will education reformers wake up?

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/25/cheating_runs_rampant/print/

[Really?  NCLB did that?  ASND simply asks, "What was it in NCLB that 'unleashed a nationwide epidemic of cheating?  Was it the required accountability for teachers, to which the rest of the world's workers are also held (well, except union workers, of course)?  The rest of the world simply responds by regularly checking for cheating and then imposing consequences upon cheaters.  Why can't government schools do the same as the rest of the world (well, again, except for union jobs)?]

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Less than 1/3 of government school pupils in the 4th grade are reading proficient for their grade level.

http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/state_g4.asp?printver=

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More than 2 million U.S. college students this fall will be spending a good bit of their time reviewing what they were supposed to learn in high school or even earlier.  They are taking “remedial” education courses.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2012-09-11/college-is-no-place-for-remedial-education.html

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Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/only-7-detroit-public-school-8th-graders-proficient-reading

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