Who said education wasn’t improving in America, when the average college freshman now reads at the 7th grade level.
That’s great news for the wackademics, because 7th grade level will become the new norm for college freshmen.
Let’s face it; college will soon be just an expensive, albeit convenient way to get laid.
After that, Academia will ask for more money so they can dumb students down to 5th grade level, and America will become a Third World armpit. YEAH!
Campus Reform reported on this:
“We are spending billions of dollars trying to send students to college and maintain them there when, on average, they read at about the grade 6 or 7 level, according to Renaissance Learning’s latest report on what American students in grades 9-12 read, whether assigned or chosen,” education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky told Breitbart Texas.
Stotsky, a Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas, served on the Common Core Validation Committee in 2009-10, during which she called the standards “inferior.” She claimed the Common Core left out the very standards needed to prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.
“The average reading level for five of the top seven books assigned as summer reading by 341 colleges using Renaissance Learning’s readability formula was rated 7.56 [meaning halfway through seventh grade],” Stotsky told Breitbart Texas.
The news gets better, as the study also found that most high school graduates don’t do much with mathematics past eighth-grade compared to students in other high-achieving countries.
So not only will America’s kids soon not be able to read for comprehension, they will have the math skills of a baboon.
In addition, the lack of “difficulty and complexity” found in high school reading material is indicative of what colleges can assign to students once they enter higher education and professors aren’t requiring incoming students read at a college level.
Why have kids actually understand what they are reading, right? I mean, it’s just words. So what they link together to form thoughts and ideas. In today’s world, who needs that silly baggage?
“Nor are [colleges] sending a signal to the nation’s high schools that high school level reading is needed for college readiness,” said Stotsky. “Indeed, they seem to be suggesting that a middle school level of reading is satisfactory, even though most college textbooks and adult literary works written before 1970 require mature reading skills.”
Hold on a minute there, but is this man suggesting that America’s students have gotten more stupid, since we instituted the Education Department?
And here Obama wants to give away MORE of this superior FREE education? I’d say the only people making out in this deal are the teachers and the bureaucrats.