How Bad Is It?
Here, you can keep up with what tax-funded K-12 education is doing to -- not for -- students in the United States.
High school SAT scores began declining in 1964. The SAT revised the grading system in 1995, making it difficult to compare students' performance in earlier decades. The SAT was "recentered," meaning that grade inflation finally got to the SATs.
Part of the decline in student performance is the result of students' decisions. Families cannot legitimately blame the schools for 100% of their children's failure to perform. The typical teenager spends as much time with digital entertainment as in school, let alone school plus homework. As of 2009, the typical American teenager, ages 8 to 18, spent seven-and-a-half hours a day with digital entertainment media, a total of 53 hours per week.
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