August 2007

Class of 2007 SAT Scores Reaffirm Need for Increased Accountability in High SchoolsAug 31, 2007

The College Board released the SAT test scores for the class of 2007 this week. For the second consecutive year, there was a decline in reading and math scores. Writing scores were also down from last year. U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret...

Public Education Spending Has Doubled in the Last 15 YearsAug 29, 2007

According to the most recent report released by the National Center for Education Statistics, the amount spent on public education has more than doubled in the last 15 years. Where is the money going?

Kanye West to Politicians: Yo, Education is ImportantAug 24, 2007

In an effort to get politicians to focus on improving U.S. schools, non-partisan organization Strong America Schools has signed up rapper Kanye West as the spokesperson for their $60 million 'Ed in '08' campaign.

Top 5 Reasons Why Public Schools Are Failing Our ChildrenAug 23, 2007

Force-feeding children a public education hasn't accomplished anything. American students can't keep up with the students in other countries, and the average U.S. fourth grader doesn't even have the most basic proficiency in common school...

High School Students Taking the Core Curriculum are Not College ReadyAug 15, 2007

ACT test results for the graduating high school class of 2007 are in. On average, scores improved modestly in many areas. But according to the ACT, high school students who take only the core curriculum aren't exactly 'college ready'.

House Education Committee: No Child Left Behind Act is Not FairAug 13, 2007

In a July 30 speech centered on reforming the No Child Left Behind Act, Rep. George Miller, House Education Committee chair, acknowledged that the nation's education law isn't working and proposed to do something about it.

Only 42% of High School Seniors are Proficient in Areas of Personal FinanceAug 10, 2007

According to the first ever National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) economics survey of 12th grade students, less than half of the 11,500 high school participants were deemed proficient when questioned about areas of market economics,...

Employers are Viewing Your Profile on Social Networking SitesAug 08, 2007

Think that picture of you chugging beer with your college pals is funny? You better hope potential employers think so, too. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, one in every ten employers is viewing profiles on social...

New Study Finds Preschool Grads Less Likely to Be the Dregs of SocietyAug 07, 2007

A 20-year study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that preschool programs have enduring effects into adulthood. Preschool grads are less likely to go to prison, and more likely to be healthy,...

Wal-Mart Steals Billions From Public SchoolsAug 03, 2007

Wal-Mart wants you to think you're getting a bargain, but in reality, the store is taking you for the ride of your life and stealing billions from public coffers that should be dedicated to funding our public education system.

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