Wow. I knew we were in deep sneakers when it came to the preparedness of our next generation to become productive members of society. I had no idea how bad it’s become.
“According to scores on the 2006 ACT college entrance exam, 21 percent of students applying to four-year institutions are ready for college-level work in all four areas tested, reading, writing, math and biology.
For many students, the outlook does not improve after college. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently found that three-quarters of community college graduates were not literate enough to handle everyday tasks like comparing viewpoints in newspaper editorials or calculating the cost of food items per ounce.”
Check out the rest of the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/02/education/02college.html. The big question is: what can we do?