Vast Majority of 8th Grade Public School Students Lack Basic Proficiency

Most of the urban public school districts ranked fairly low in both reading & math. Liberals want our kids trapped in these poor schools. Thankfully, Virginia ranked fairly high in math proficiency and about middle of the pack in reading proficiency. Question is, if educators know what the problem is, why not try to change the status quo?

Via CNS News

Sixty-five percent of the eighth graders in American public schools in 2017 were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released by the U.S. Department of Education.

The results are far worse for students enrolled in some urban districts.

Among the 27 large urban districts for which the Department of Education published 2017 NAEP test scores, the Detroit public schools had the lowest percentage of students who scored proficient or better in math and the lowest percentage who scored proficient or better in reading.

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