Common Core and Illinois Schools
Common Core standards testing shows big drops Illinois students' scores.
An editorial in today's Chicago Tribune says that in 2012 state officials said 82% of public school students were achieving well in math, reading and science.
After the testing standards were tightened, the 2013 score is 62%. The 2014 tests will be even tougher.
There's much more, but the closing paragraphs got my attention.
Of every 100 students entering ninth grade, only 76 graduate HS. Of those, only 42 go to college. Of those, only 20 earn a degree.
Unsurprisingly, Illinois has the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation.
(Sorry, no link. I read a paper newspaper.)