How dumb and useless is your school, and what can you do about it?
The U.S. Department of Education has identified as a top-10 list of the most important problems in schools across the country, but what are those problems?
The answer can be found in the school rankings, but it’s a question that’s been around since at least 1980, and one that is still debated in classrooms and in the halls of power.
“A good school is good for students,” said Mary Catherine Murphy, who teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“You know, a school is the first stop in the whole process of learning and it makes you a better person.”
Murphy has spent decades studying how schools help students and how they do it, but the most pressing issue is not in the classroom, but in the nation’s educational system.
“I think it’s just a matter of priorities,” Murphy said.
“How we educate kids is going to be a big part of our future, and the way we educate children is going in a very different direction from what we have now.”
While many schools have seen changes in recent years, the overall problem is one that many educators and administrators say is far from over.
“What I find is that in every classroom in America, you see the same problems that were being faced in the past,” said Paul G. Bock, a retired principal from the University at Albany and author of the book “How Stupid Are We?”
“I think we’re still a long way from solving those problems.”
The number of schools in the top-ten list has tripled in the last decade.
The problem is so pronounced in the U.K., that schools there are ranked number four on the list.
“It’s very easy to say, ‘Oh, I’m just getting older, I don’t have a lot of kids anymore, so this is a solution,'” Murphy said, “and I think that’s true in some cases.
But I think it does raise some very important questions.
What are we doing to keep our kids safe?
What are our priorities in educating our children?
And what are we teaching our kids?”
In 2016, the U tok of Education ranked the states by their students’ academic performance and in 2014, the top 20% of students on the SAT and ACT scored higher on average than the bottom 90%.
The average SAT score for the top 1% of Americans is 4,851, while the average ACT score is 2,902.
The top 10% of American students scored on average 1,964 points higher than the average of the bottom 99% of U. s citizens.
According to the U of A, the students who have the most trouble with their test scores are in the bottom 1% and have a much higher likelihood of failing.
“The bottom 99 percent is the group of people that students are getting the lowest test scores for, and they’re the people that are most likely to be doing very poorly,” said Bock.
“We know that students in the middle of the distribution have a very low average test score, and we know that they have a low average ACT test score.”
The problem is not limited to just the U and the U-1s, either.
In the United States, there are currently more than 1.2 million charter schools and more than 2.5 million private school districts.
The majority of students who go to these schools are white and Latino.
The most common reasons for low test scores?
The lack of good teachers, bad facilities, poor academic preparation and poor school culture, according to Murphy.
“We don’t do enough of a job in the public schools,” Murphy explained.
“Our schools aren’t very good, they’re not very safe.
The school is not well equipped.
Our schools aren