State-By-State Analysis Of Education Quality Yields Disappointing Results

April 24, 2013  |  

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Education is key, but some states are failing the next generation.

CollegeStats.org has published an infographic — State of Education: State of Policy Report Card 2013 — that grades each of the 50 states on the job their doing in education. The three criteria evaluated were “elevate teaching,” “empower parents,” and “spend wisely and govern well.” It’s worth noting that no state got an “A.” And moreover, two-thirds of the states got a “D” or an “F” overall.

Just yesterday, Yahoo! published a commentary suggesting that parents need to be more involved with the system in order to improve it.

“Approximately $270 million in additional funding is allocated to the Department of Education for use directly related to involving parents in student education programs and activities,” the story says, highlighting  the President’s emphasis on the important role that parents play in the education process.

How do you think your state does? And do you think parents need to take a more active role?

 

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