Don’t Believe What You Read in the Papers: American Kids Are Getting Better at Reading

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones magazine has an excellent take on the so-called “failure” of American students to improve their reading scores. It’s a quick but important read now that the annual NAEP Nonsense Season is once again in full swing, in which the media tells us how awful American schools are doing (e.g. here, here, and here).

Reading scores for all groups have improved since 1998, as Drum points out, so of course this indicates that our schools are failing.

Read the rest here.

See also my take on NAEP scores from last year here and David Berliner’s excellent analysis here.


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