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U.S: Education Standards Fall as Scores Drop


By Hwaa irfan

When the national rate for unemployment/underemployment for graduates aged under 25 was 53% in 2011 it is no surprise that grades are falling too! Not exactly an environment for learning, along with the national growing student loan crisis and California being taken out of the federal extended benefits program, American youth are being left to their devices including the struggle to survive.

In what way does it help for the Florida Board of Education to reduce the pass scores becuase two-thirds of students in Florida failed to pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) exam in 2012. The decision was brought about by an emergency meeting held on Tuesday 15th May, 2012. When new standards were recently introduced that simply required basic skills: punctuation, capitalization, and spelling students only had to get a 4 out of 6 on…

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