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Average SAT reading scores lowest since 1972
By Deborah Netburn â€¢ Los Angeles Times STLtoday.com | Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 am |
The College Board announced Wednesday that the average SAT reading score for the high school class of 2011 fell 3 points from 2010's average â€” to 497, making it the lowest reading score since 1972.
The average math score dipped to 489, 1 point lower than last year. And the average writing score dropped 2 points from last year's score.
And then there's this: The board found that just 43 percent of college-bound seniors met the SAT benchmark score of 1550 (the critical-reading, mathematics and writing scores combined). The benchmark score indicates that a student has a 65 percent likelihood of achieving a B-minus or higher during the first year of college. And remember, that's 43 percent of students who are planning to go to college.
But the College Board managed to put some positive spin on the seemingly dire statistics. In the news release, the board pointed out that more college-bound students in the class of 2011 took the SAT than any other high school graduating class in history. Also, the class of 2011 was the most diverse class in history to take the SAT.
Here is some more information about the people who took the SAT in 2011:
â€” 44 percent were minority students.
â€” 36 percent were first-generation college-goers.
â€” 27 percent reported that English was not the only language first learned at home.
And for those who still get upset when recalling the stress of the SAT experience, the College Board adds this: "The College Board continues to advise that, for individual high-stakes decisions such as admission, SAT scores should always be used together with high school grades and other factors."
Read at http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_0f7b420e-b909-5d11-8bf2-23602b026f72.html
Looks like the American populace is getting dumber and dumber each generation. It's actually frightening when you think about it. I'm actually afraid of what the future will hold when all these dumb people begin to hold positions of power in government and academia. Anyone seen Jay Leno's jaywalking would know what I'm talking about.
As for the sorry state of our public education system here is John Stossel with his Stupid in America documentary:
Here is the updated version:
Why is the government deliberately dumbing down Americans? It's all a plan by the elites to control society.
Here's Charlotte Iserbyt:
Last edited by zboy1 on Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
There's a college out there for everyone in the US today, no matter how dumb, illiterate, underachieving, or lazy you are. It's become more a question of plopping the money down and being willing to indebt yourself for years to the US government's student loan racket.
http://abovethelaw.com/2010/09/the-stud ... d-graphic/
GW Bush was an asshole when he passed the new bankruptcy laws in 2005 that essentially meant you had student debt for life and could never discharge it during bankruptcy. The only industrialized country in the world that screws its citizen with student loan debts.
They did this on purpose, so that the government has more control over the US citizenry. It's just another form of debt slavery, which is the continuous model of servitude that the US has always lived by. I keep saying it: the virtual wall is going up around the US. The question is whether you want to get trapped inside, so you can never leave, or if you want to take the risk and seek a happier life abroad. Not paying off your student loans can quickly put you on the bad side of US law, which in turn will also prevent you from getting a US passport, if you don't already have one. The US government's general attitude towards its citizens is this: you are a taxpaying machine with limited rights until you've been chewed up and spit out, being no longer useful. Every citizen is now viewed as a potential criminal, and if you fight back too hard, you become one in their eyes.
Have you seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23YUEKIV ... r_embedded
Remember that IQ tests and SAT exams have been made EASIER a while ago, so the drop has been even more severe.
My student loans pursued me for 15 years until I went to Saudi. There I met guys who were able to pay them off because we were all making good money. If you are in certain professions, the Middle East is a good way to help you get rid of the loans.
A brain is a terrible thing to wash!
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