Posted by: Nanook | June 3, 2010

Leaving 71% of children behind

Apparently, Arkansas ranks 35th in the nation in fourth-grade literacy.

At least we're in the top 50!

According to a recent news story, about 71 percent of Arkansas fourth-graders scored below the proficient level on the National Assessment of Education Progress reading test.

It could be worse–we could be at a 78% failure rate like Mississippi.

Eat Shit, Mississippi!

Thankfully, all this means is that kids in Arkansas are stupid. At least there is no evidence that the educational system in Arkansas is inherently racist. Oh–wait:

“Broken down by race, 65 percent of white fourth-graders scored below proficient, while 86 percent of black students and 84 percent of Hispanic students scored below proficient.”

'ENGLISH, MUTHAF*CKER, DO YOU SPEA--oh, you don't. Sorry.'

Apparently, the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is using the results of the study to support expanding Arkansas’ preschool education programs, creating and supporting quality after-school and summer programs, investing in initiatives to improve low-performing schools, and providing economic support for low-income parents.

Gov. Beebe says 'Good luck with that!'

“The indicators show that Arkansas has a long way to go if we are going to improve reading levels in the state,” Huddleston said. But given what I know about the government’s ability to fix things, I for one am optimistic.

Arkansas' valedictorian says 'We're failing skool?  That's un-possible!'

Arkansas' valedictorian says 'We're failing skool? That's unpossible!'

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Responses

  1. Thaink God fer Misisipi.

  2. the lesson here? At least we are not Mississippi.

  3. Mmmm. Our education system. Glad to be a part of it. (Albeit, I’m in one of the more “successful” K-12 education states over here in Minnesota.)

    Just wish we could provide stable home lives for all the little buggers, though. It might give them a fighting chance in our education systems.

  4. […] it was with great sadness that I received the news that 71% of Arkansas students scored below the proficient level on the National Assessment of Education Progress reading test. […]


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