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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Proficiency Is in Eye of School Authorities

“’Proficient’ is relative. Across the country, student performance on standardized reading and math tests is worse than most states lead parents to believe, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the federal Education Department. Under current law, states set their own benchmarks for student proficiency, but those bars are often far below the standards used by the federal government.” (Washington Times)

The scandal continues.

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“Public Schools through the Public Choice Lens” by Michael Bors