College kids read at 7th-grade level

College kids read at 7th-grade level

belushi collegeThis is shocking.

After 13 years in U.S. public schools,  our college kids read only at a 7th-grade level, on average. Reported Breitbart Texas:

The premise behind the Common Core State Standards is that all public school students will be college and career ready for the theoretical workforce of tomorrow. Even in Texas, which never adopted the Common Core, College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) drive public education today. Yet, what is called ‘college and career ready’ may not be preparing students at all because most US college freshman can only read at a seventh grade level.

Education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky is the formidable figure on the front lines who is questioning what can be done to make sense of Common Core and all this college and career readiness.

She is best known for serving on the Common Core Validation Committee in 2009-10 and refusing to approve standards she called ‘inferior’, along with colleague James Milgram, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

How is America supposed to compete with smart youngsters from China, Japan, South Korea, Europe, etc., when our own kids are this badly mis-educated?

And Common Core will make things worse. Common Core is being imposed in California, which already has spent $1 billion on implementation.

Yet the state previously had excellent standards developed in the late 1990s, the California Standard Tests.

Meanwhile, in 2012 voters passed Proposition 30, which was advertised as $7 billion mostly for schools.

Does it make sense to spend more money on standards that go only so high as 7th grade by college?


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  1. Ken
    Ken 9 January, 2015, 10:46

    After a few more years running the UC system Napolitano will have their reading level down to 3rd grade. It’s all about administration salaries don’t ya know.

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  2. californianative
    californianative 9 January, 2015, 13:19

    I am not surprised. I have three adult children who have all graduated from college within the last 5 years. Although they are all literate, I don’t believe any one of them ever read a textbook from cover to cover while in college.

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 9 January, 2015, 18:51

    The RAGWUS is full of these educated idiots, all effusing about their years spent with other morons riding the train to RAGUWSland and a future of doing nothing. 🙂

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  4. Ted
    Ted "Patriot" Steele 9 January, 2015, 19:43

    Duncey knows an “idiot” when he sees one—–lot’s of time spent looking at mirrors!

    LOL Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    it’s just that easy! ™

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 12 January, 2015, 11:34

      Just say “Marbury v. Madison, the very FIRST case ever decided by the SCOTUS”.

      It always works for the copy and paste King.

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  5. bob
    bob 9 January, 2015, 19:54

    How dare you John Seiler. Doncha know that our pubic teechers iz the best there iz?? BTW, I iz a gradiate of the pubic skooz and I know alot thanks to teechers like these in Illnoise…

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  6. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 9 January, 2015, 19:56

    I give up. What is RAGUWS ??

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 9 January, 2015, 20:47

    Ragwus is simple….they are troughies who hang in Gotham what that dude Batman keeping civilization possible. Some think they are lesser subhumans, others call them “Purple Shirts”; CWD is curious about their hard earned pensions like TMZ is of Elvis sightings in the gloomy LA flood channels.

    Donkey has Saturday morning Ragwus familarization seminars at Dennys in Seal Beach. Bring whatever Groupon has going and the little gnarled immigrant door-to-door coupon delivery guy gives ya. Donkey will appreciate your resourcefulness.

    In Italy they are called Ragwhanetti. That is pluarl for Ragwhanettus who was some fool Roman trougher that gave Nero the matches.

    Now it’s cleared up-

    Enjoy your seminar!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 10 January, 2015, 13:50

      Ahaul, not bad at all!! One item you are misinformed about, I don’t do Denny’s. 🙂 🙂

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  8. Donkey
    Donkey 10 January, 2015, 13:55

    This is how the RAGWUS feeders see their world from the inside.

    Reply this comment
  9. T Ted E-- Mind of your Godhead Ted
    T Ted E-- Mind of your Godhead Ted 11 January, 2015, 07:39

    What does Ragwis mean? Is it an abbreviation or something????

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 12 January, 2015, 07:51

      It is an acronym for a thieving crook and his band of robbers, my RAGWUS trough feeding parrot, but you already know this, unable to retain the information comes with having a small parrot sized brain, it is your downfall my little pet. 🙂

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 12 January, 2015, 11:36

      What does Ragwis mean?

      It means Marbury v. Madison was the FIRST case ever decided by the SCOTUS !!!!

      Reply this comment
  10. Robert S
    Robert S 12 January, 2015, 16:53

    They can’t read good but they know how to put on a condom. The answer is phonics, phonics, and phonics. Sentence structure. Our daughter needed $1,800 in phonic tutoring after public schools and private schools.

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