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Stats That Stick: October 20, 2010

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October 20, 2010 08:38 pm


Stats_That_Stick[1]Total number of schools in Illinois that meet the national average of 180 full days of school this year: 1.-Chicago Tribune

Each generation of younger women in the United States is continuing to reach higher levels of postsecondary attainment, while the attainment levels of younger men are falling. –American Council on Education

Seventy percent of students seeking degrees at California’s community colleges did not manage to attain them or transfer to four-year universities within six years. –Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at California State University Sacramento

Today, 14 percent of Americans over the age of 16 — about 30 million people — have trouble with basic reading and writing skills and cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, follow a prescription, or even read a simple children’s story.-Mike Castle during a House Education and Labor Committee, Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee Hearing last year


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