The NBC Nightly News had a report last night about kids and their knowledge of American history. Anyone who cares about either education or history would find the report disturbing and this AP article reported on the same facts:
Just 13 percent of high school seniors who took the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress — called the Nation’s Report Card — showed solid academic performance in American history. The two other grade levels tested didn’t perform much better, with just 22 percent of fourth-grade students and 18 percent of eighth-graders scoring proficient or better.
Beleive it or not, there are some implications to business too. (more…)
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