Thursday, September 25, 2008

Strong American Schools

Found this great site, ED in '08 check it out

Strong American Schools is a nonpartisan public awareness and advocacy effort aimed at elevating discussion amongst America's leaders about the need for education reform.

This campaign seeks to unite all Americans around the crucial mission of improving our public schools by elevating the discussion to a national stage.

Their Focus

America’s students are losing out. The world is changing, jobs are evolving, and far too many students are simply not being prepared to be successful adults:

  • Seventy percent of eighth graders are not proficient in reading—and most will never catch up.

  • Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school.

  • Compared to students in 30 industrialized countries, American 15 year olds ranked 25th in math and 21st in science. Even America's top math students rank 25th out of 30 when compared with top students across the globe.

  • Many of those who do graduate are not ready for college, for the workplace and for life.
We have to act now to improve education before more American students lose out on the best jobs, hurting our economy and impacting each and every one of us.

Visit the site to read more.

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