(from Intellectual Takeout):
By Annie Holmquist
Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?
According to a new research report from the Urban Institute, such a thought is not simply a result of generational pride. Data from The Nation’s Report Card (NAEP) confirms the assumption that recent generations of high school students are not doing as well as they once were.
Take reading scores. As the chart below demonstrates, 4th and 8th grade reading scores have experienced an increase in the years since 1992. High school seniors, however, have experienced a steady decline in reading scores over the same time period. CONTINUE READING HERE