Obama's America: Student Reading SAT Scores Hit Record Lows

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    President Obama has bragged about his supposed revolution in education over and over during this election cycle. He says he’s interested in upping standards while simultaneously appeasing teachers unions. But the performance of American students continues to sink to all-time lows.

    2012’s high school seniors have the worst SAT reading score since 1972; they scored 486 on reading, out of a possible 800. In writing, students also dropped dramatically, down to 488. That’s a nine-point drop since 2006.

    The tendency from leftists is to challenge the efficacy of the SAT in measuring performance – but it’s a standardized test with great care taken for consistency. Instead, the Washington Post’s Emma Brown suggests that more and more minority students are taking the SATs. “More than 1.66 million graduating seniors last year took the test, the highest number in history. Nearly half were minorities and about a quarter reported that English was not exclusively their first language. More than a quarter of public school test-takers — 27 percent — had family income low enough to qualify for a fee waiver, and more than a third — 36 percent — reported that their parents had not gone to college,” she writes.

    No doubt the Obama administration will combat this problem by complaining about racial discrepancies in education and suggesting pouring billions more down the rathole that is the public education system – all the while avoiding scrutiny for teachers unions. That’s the all-purpose liberal solution: cash, cash, and more cash.

    From BigGovernment.com that puts our current broken system in perspective :cool:
     
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    They are going to fix this problem by making black and Hispanic scores equal to white scores.
     
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    It's Obama's fault that kids are more interested in Facebook, cell phones, video games, and continual texting due to his lack of coming to their homes and forcing them to stop playing or using these things.

    He just lets it slide while homework and classroom matters are ignored.

    He is very responsible for these situations and neglectful in enforcing good study habits.

    Since the Constitution makes enforcing law a main job of the Executive Branch, he should be impeached for being neglectful in his duties...
     
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    My grandson has been invited to take the ACT and/or the SAT this year. They believe he will score at or better than the median score for entering college students. He is twelve. What does that say for our American educational system or our culture as it views education as a priority?

    Teachers, parents and students have to take responsibility for their futures.
     
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    It says democrats have been wildly successful.
     
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    Just more negative consequences of the government monopoly on affordable education.
     
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    The federal government shouldn't be involved in education at all. It's a state and local issue and we need to abolish the Dept. of Education and get the feds out of it.
     
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