Saturday, October 4, 2008

Are you smarter than an 8th grader?

From the Ed in 08 site:

The world is changing, jobs are evolving, and far too many students are simply not being prepared to be successful adults:

Seventy percent of eighth graders are not proficient in reading—and most will never catch up.

Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school.

Many of those who do graduate are not ready for college, for the workplace, and for life.

This is not about schools in some far-off city. This is about the students you see in your own neighborhood. This is not someone else's problem. This is an American problem that affects us all.

Check out Ed in 08:


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