WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s first-ever comparison of how states test for student progress in school shows big variations across the nation.
For example, a reading score that rates a fourth-grader “proficient” in Mississippi would be a failing score in Massachusetts, according to a report released Thursday by the Education Department.
I am very concerned about the quality of public education in this country. We don’t pay our teachers enough and in my experience we are not working hard enough to get the best teachers. A poor educational system impacts us all.
That is not to say that one cannot find good schools in every state, but there are too many weak spots for my taste. Not good, not good at all.