Today's children can't wait 80 years for progress

Posted on: Wednesday November 9th, 2011

By Michael Holzman, Senior Research Consultant, The Schott Foundation for Public Education

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows little change from the achievement gaps recorded in 2009. At this rate it will take 30 years in Grade 4 Reading and 50 years in Grade 4 Mathematics for the gap to close at that level and 80 years in Grade 8 Reading and more than 30 years in Grade 8 Mathematics.

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