Most Students Lack Civics Proficiency on NAEP

Erik W. Robelen Education Week 5/4/2011

Many high school seniors may be old enough to vote, but just one-quarter of them demonstrate at least a “proficient” level of civics knowledge and skills, based on the latest results from a prominent national exam.

That statistic, 24 percent, represents a slight dip from the proportion of 12th […]

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest

Terence P. Jeffrey 2/22/11

Students from Appleton West High School protest a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that would make teachers pay a fraction of their own pension and health-insurance costs. AP Photo/Sharon Cekada

( – Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the […]