Robbins: No way to spin lack of education progress

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

high school graduationConservative educators and education analysts were once again disappointed in the recently-released National Assessment of Education Progress results. 

The NAEP scores show fourth- and eighth-graders have made little to no gains in math and reading since 2015.

Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project says even progressives who support Common Core are hard pressed to put a positive spin on this biennial report.

"We're sort of stuck in the mud," she observes, "and unfortunately it's at a lower level than we had known 10 years ago."

Robbins, Jane (APP)She tells OneNewsNow that the newest NAEP results show the first decline since the 1990s.

One of the most disturbing aspects is that the NAEP scores shows the gap between the nation's highest performing and lowest performing students continues to widen.

"The proponents of Common Core, from the outset, had said that one of the big purposes of this national experiment was to decrease the achievement gap," Robbin says, "and, in fact, it is actually increasing the achievement gap."

To turn the situation around, Robbins says we should get rid of Common Core and go back to what we know works because it works for other countries and has worked for us in the past.

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