U.S. Department of Education: Two Thirds 8th Grade Students Not Proficient In Any CORE Subject

“The numbers are reason for deep concern,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been in office since the last NAEP results were released in 2017. “This country has a student achievement crisis.”

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Students are getting dumber since Common Core was foisted upon our schools and it has reached catastrophic results. But it gets worse. The DOE found that in some areas of the country it has gotten much worse.

Up to nine out of ten students could not reach basic proficiency in ANY core subject in some parts of the country. Reading and math scores fell in three out of five states.

“The numbers are reason for deep concern,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been in office since the last NAEP results were released in 2017. “This country has a student achievement crisis.”

DeVos also pointed out that more than one third of 4th grade students are testing at “below basic” in reading.

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“Let’s be honest about what ‘below basic’ really is: they can’t read,” she said, “And their scores are getting worse.”

What is horrific, is that some who score above “below basic” are functionally illiterate, too.

“There is no excuse for any of this,” said DeVos. “America’s educators know what it takes to teach a student to read. They know students need the basics—phonics. They just aren’t given the freedom to teach it.”

The Freedom Project reports:

American children are getting dumb and dumber under Common Core, according to the latest results from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). And according to the results of ACT standardized tests, college-bound students are doing worse than they have ever done in the examination’s history.

From the federal government, the incredible data released late last week shows that over two thirds of American children are not even reaching basic proficiency in reading. Eighth grade reading scores declined in more than three out of five states, the NAEP also revealed.

According to the federal study, also known as “America’s Report Card,” about two thirds of 8th grade students were not proficient in any core subject, including mathematics. The worst-performing students experienced the most significant decline in scores, too.

Some areas are even more horrifying than others. In the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for example, nine out of ten students could not reach basic proficiency in ANY core subject. In other words, despite spending around $20,000 per pupil per year for ten years, the children are about as ignorant as can be.

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In Providence, Rhode Island, less than two out of ten children are even “proficient” in reading. In Detroit, not even 10 percent of students are proficient in reading. And the trend continues downward as Americans get dumber and dumber.

It was very clear, when the late Phyllis Schlafly uncovered and warned us about the new educational scheme called Common Core, that the results would be disastrous. The concept was not rocket science. It was a concentrated effort to reshape the public schools into a tool for the left, and it has worked.

It must be noted that as our children become dumber, they are also being indoctrinated into leftist and socialist policies. THAT was the COMMON thread among the Common Core, and it worked.

 

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