I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Can Geoffrey Canada Read?

I ask whenever I hear him say things like this:
The evidence keeps mounting that America is no longer a leader when it comes to educating its children. The perilous situation is exposed with each new report on the data. The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows little improvement over the decades.
Yeah, uh... no.

A rule of thumb for the NAEP is that 10 points equals a year of learning. If so, we've had an explosion in mathematics learning over the last to decades. Reading's less impressive but still heading upward.

Can Geoffrey Canada read these graphs?


Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene said...

Canada is far more concerned with the increase of his paychecks than increases on the NAEP.

A Teacher Anon said...

What Robert said!