65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math

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65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math By Terence P. Jeffrey – CNS News

TDC Note – Let’s see – bloated bureaucratic schools, filled with overpaid admin, programs that don’t work and unrealistic curriculum that produces an ignorant, uneducated society. But, we have the some of the most sophisticated surveillance equipment on planet earth, but it can’t seem to spot a terrorist in Las Vegas – one of the most surveilled cities in the world – while at the same time never, ever, never, ever being able to stop a single mss shooting. But, we fund it all to the tune of trillions in debt. Remind me why we need to keep this current system? Where’s the Constitution and when do we stand up?

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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.

Only 5 percent of Detroit public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in math. Only 7 percent were proficient or better in reading.

In the Cleveland public schools, only 11 percent of eight graders were proficient or better in math and only 10 percent were proficient or better in reading.

In the Baltimore public schools, only 11 percent were proficient or better in math and only 13 percent were proficient or better in reading.

In the Fresno public schools, only 11 percent were proficient or better in math and only 14 percent were proficient or better in reading.

Among the states, Louisiana public elementary schools did the worst in teaching students math and New Mexico public elementary schools did the worst job teaching reading.

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