Ed. Secretary: ‘Country is in a student achievement crisis’

From the Associated Press:

The annual Nation’s Report Card has been released and alarm bells are going off over how America’s students are doing in basic math and reading skills.

Nationwide, a little more than a third of eighth graders are proficient in reading and math. About a third of fourth graders are proficient in reading, while more than 40% of fourth graders are proficient in math.

“This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said.

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