Race an Indicator of Failure American Education
compiled by Lewis Loflin
In international comparisons of science literacy, U.S. students score below average, according to The Condition of Education 2008, a report released May 29 by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Condition of Education, a congressionally mandated annual report, examines conditions and trends in K-12, post secondary, and adult education.
The 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2006), which details "the science literacy of 15-year-olds in 57 educational jurisdictions, including the 30 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and 27 non-OECD countries and subnational education systems."
On PISA 2006, the average U.S. science literacy score was 489-11 points below the average of the 30 OECD nations. U.S. students had a lower average score than students in 16 OECD countries and a higher average score than students in only five OECD countries. The top five OECD nations were Finland (563), Canada (534), Japan (531), New Zealand (530), and Australia (527).
In addition, U.S. students scored lower than their peers in six non-OECD jurisdictions and higher than their peers in 17 non-OECD jurisdictions.
Note that except for Japan, the top nations are white.
PISA 2006 also compared racial differences in U.S. students' science literacy scores. U.S. Hispanic, African American, and American Indian/Alaska Native students all scored below the OECD average as usual, while white students scored above that average.
U.S. Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and students of more than one race had scores similar to the OECD average, according to the report. Other Findings: Enrollment has risen to an all-time high of 50 million, and the nation's student body is now 43% non-white, Hispanics are now one in five students.
So as this data shows as the level of minority enrollment continues to increase, test score levels continue to decline. According to some reports "minorities" now make up 49 percent of public school enrollment when we count in millions of illegal and low achieving Hispanic students flooding the system.
Ref. 2008-06-05 - NSTA http://www3.nsta.org/main/news/stories/nsta_story.php?news_story_ID=54947
A glimpse at a typical liberal urban school:
Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)
Percentage of Students 'At or Above Proficient' by Demographic Group
Administration Year: 2007
Denver Public Schools - Assessment and Research
December 22, 2010
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"...studies seek to unravel how particularly for African American and Latino teenagers, school becomes a "pipeline to prison" rather than to college. Disciplinary measures often cast boys to the street (out-of-school suspension) rather than imposing penalties in school, which can lead to delinquency and juvenile detention. It's a pretty well-worn path that has helped the U.S. achieve some of the highest incarceration rates in the world."
It has nothing to do with schools or else whites would also be going to prison in large numbers. They go to prison because they commit crimes.
Summery of this page, Liberals or Progressives control most of the public education in this country. They fail minority children who were once capable of learning, but now under the control of socialists and their absurd "theories" and politics are being reduced to a permanent underclass. I present the above figures as proof of that failure.
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