Friday, September 16, 2011

SAT Score Dips, Again

SAT reading scores dip

SAT Reading scores for graduating high school seniors this year reached the lowest point in nearly four decades, reflecting a steady decline in the subject on the college admissions test, the College Board reported Wednesday.

Nationally, the reading scores for the Class of 2011, including public- and private-school students, was 497, down three points from the previous year and 33 points from 1972, the earliest year for which comparisons are possible. The average math score was 514, down one point from last year but up five from 1972. (Source: Washington Post)

We continue to throw billions of dollars at educating our children and the rate of spending is only increasing yet we see a decline in the reading scores and only small increase in math. At what point to the progressives, who control our education, realize that all that money and all their curriculum is a complete failure? But maybe I have already answered my question. As long as the public at large remains stupid (in their minds), they population becomes easy to control and manipulate.

I’m not claiming a conspiracy, but when you consider how much money has been poured into education and test score digress there is something that needs to be looked at.


  1. I really don't see how this can be called a "conspiracy" as the facts are more than obvious, even to someone with a crummy state-run educational background.

    I guess it just goes to show that some people are really just sooooo very thick headed that no mater what the data show, more moey (other peoples money, that is) is the answer to everything.

  2. This is the very reason I have my granddaughter in a private Christian school, at my expense. What a shame.

  3. The progressives know their curriculum is dumbing down students and the tests are being dumbed down so that the now even dumber students can pass. In my state, our state achievement tests have been rewritten almost every year because students are failing.

    Social Studies is one of the worst. The Social Studies Alive curriculum is one of the worst liberal political agendas I have seen. For 3rd grade, it is all about people's feelings who come into our country illegally. The students play an unfair game so they feel that they should have the right to have what the other team has. The series then continues with people featured such as Rosa Parks, Chavez, Jimmy Carter, and that nympho (I forget her name) that was married but left the country and proceeded to be with every Tom, Dick and Harry there was. It promotes global warming and how students have obligations to their community and country to help stop carbon emissions, etc.

    Fortunately, both my girls have always passed every state test and the SAT and done well in school. We have discussed how schools try to shape their beliefs to a liberal and dangerous mind set that is destructive to their way of life. We just hope that they continue to discern information they are bombarded with and question authority.