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Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.
Only 57% of 10th graders can read at grade level.
Minnesotans pride themselves on their education system, which is why many would probably be surprised to learn that it is not what they once thought.
A variety of news outlets have reported the rapidly declining SAT scores of the nation's high school students. Bloomberg went so far as to use the headline: "Students Bombed the SAT This Year..."
Just reading isn’t enough. What the child is reading matters.
It would seem it’s time for St. Paul Public Schools to stop deceiving its students and truly began preparing them for the world beyond high school.
We have a crisis on our hands. While we can look around at the world of today and think things are fine, we have to remember that it was built by adults who were educated decades upon decades ago. The impact of a generation who is poorly educated despite spending incredible amounts of time in schools is just beginning to be felt. And it's going to get worse.
Last week, City Pages ran an article proclaiming that the Minneapolis Public Schools are better than many might think. But with this week’s release of the 2015 MCA test scores, such a proclamation seems rather premature.
Such information should be a wake-up call to the rest of us as well. We can’t sit back on the laurels of our “good” and “high-achieving” schools because they might be falling behind as well.