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Stats That Stick: November 10, 2010

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November 10, 2010 09:47 pm


Stats_That_Stick[1]In Illinois, the percentage of kids with a college-educated parent who are highly skilled at math is lower than the percentage of such kids among all students in Iceland, France, Estonia, and Sweden. –The Atlantic Monthly

83.78 percent of U.S. Students and 85.28 percent of all Americans are “Covered” by Common Standards. –Alliance for Excellent Education

Metro areas with highly educated populations experienced more modest declines in employment during the recession than other metro areas. Among the 20 metro areas with the highest rates of bachelor’s degree attainment, only four registered declines in their overall employment-to-population ratio from 2007 to 2009 that exceeded the national average. –Brookings Institution

For this fall’s freshman class, Stanford received a record 32,022 applications from students it called “simply amazing,” and accepted 7 percent of them. –New York Times

Only 12 percent of black fourth-grade boys are proficient in reading, compared with 38 percent of white boys, and only 12 percent of black eighth-grade boys are proficient in math, compared with 44 percent of white boys. –Council of the Great City Schools

International Comparisons, Stats that Stick

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