Gosh, The Department Of Education Sure Has Earned Its Keep

Since its creation in 1979 (Thanks Jimmeh!) Verbal SAT scores have dropped

Average reading and writing SAT scores for high school students declined to their lowest levels while math results stalled in the exam used for admission at most U.S. colleges.

For the class of 2012, the average critical reading score fell 1 point to 496 from a year earlier, the lowest since data became available in 1972, according to a report released today by the New York-based College Board, which administers the test. The average score for writing dropped 1 point to 488, the lowest since writing was added to the exam in 2006. Math results were unchanged at 514. Scores can range from 200 to 800.

And we’ve gotten all this for only a couple of hundred billion bucks.

Of course, the solution is “we haven’t spent enough!”

I humbly suggest we get rid of the Dept. of ed.

5 Responses to “Gosh, The Department Of Education Sure Has Earned Its Keep”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Inverse correlation.

    More federal money sluiced into education bureaucracy = less education.

  2. Ave says:

    I’m not surprised verbal SAT scores have dropped because young people do not read books as much these days. They are too busy with the the text message and with Twitter.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “I humbly suggest we get rid of the Dept. of ed.”
    I humbly second your suggestion.

    U r rite! (with a bow to Mr. Bingley and Ave.)

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