Students are failing to grasp basic concepts in school with new data from a nationwide education assessment showing scores at record lows.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress tested hundreds of thousands of fourth and eighth graders this year, the first assessment since 2019.
The results are startling.
Math scores dropped eight points, the largest decrease ever in the history of the test, which started in 1969.
Reading scores dropped to levels not seen since 1992, according to AP News.
Typically a one or two-point change is seen as substantial, according to officials in the NAEP. Researchers view a 10-point change as equivalent to about one year of learning.
In both categories, students scored lower than those tested in 2019. Among eighth graders, 38% scored "below basic" in math with four in 10 failing to grasp basic math concepts.
Meanwhile, data from the ACT college admissions test shows scores are now the lowest they've been in 30 years. The knowledge of high school students seeking to go to college is declining.
The 2022 average ACT score was 19.8 out of 36, making it the first time since 1991 that the average score was below 20. In the class of 2022, 42% of students who took the ACT met none of the subject benchmarks in English, reading, science, and math.
The benchmarks indicate how well students are expected to perform in corresponding college courses.
So more young adults than ever before are going to college while they are also extremely underprepared – a recipe for disaster when you mix in the political indoctrination professors are bombarding vulnerable students with consistently.
One of the core problems in the education system is coercion, the use of force to persuade someone to do something they are unwilling to do.
Coercion has sparked outrage from parents who disagree with the control coming down from the federal government.
School districts are taking orders. School boards are taking orders. Teachers are taking orders.
But the feds don't outright admit they are giving orders.
The CDC has perfected coercion. With oversight from the DOE and other abusive agencies, school systems nationwide have forced mask-wearing without scientific backing, forced education to become completely remote, and now, the immunization schedule predicament.
Self-governance comes with the ability to critically think. As schools shift towards a mode of teaching where students are told what to think and not just how, it's no wonder the state of our nation is in a grim period.
It was clear to many that the past few years of disorder would bring significant harm to students. Now we only begin to suffer the consequences of a mindless generation.
The CDC and DOE should never have the ability to infiltrate local school districts with CRT, politicized medical requirements, and anti-biology agendas.
Despite the negative report, Convention of States is doing everything in its power to counter the effects stemming from the Washington mess.
We the People can take back this power by abolishing federal agencies overextending their bounds. Each individual state can decide what is best for its citizens.
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