America’s Education System Is a Mess, and It’s Students Who Are Paying the Price – The 74


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“Math and reading scores for 13-year-olds have hit their lowest scores in decades.” When the recent NAEP long-term trend results for 13-year-olds were published, the reactions were predictable: short pieces in the national press and apologetics in education blogs. COVID-19, we were told, was continuing to cast its long shadow. Despite nearly $200 billion in emergency federal spending on K-12 schooling, students are doing worse than a decade ago, and lower-performing students are today less capable of doing math than they were 35 years ago.

Canadian students’ math, reading scores have dropped since 2018 — but study says it’s not all COVID’s fault

Math and reading scores of Canadian students continue to decline steeply, matching a global trend, according to a new study.

The state of global education was given a bleak appraisal in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is the first study to examine the academic progress of 15-year-old students in dozens of countries during the pandemic.

  • This week Cross Country Checkup wants to know why your kids are struggling in math? Is it time to rethink how we teach it? Fill out the details on this form and send us your story.

Released Tuesday, it found the