Math Skills Show Little Growth

American Voiceseducationchildren ISSUE 45•43 Oct 21, 2009

Testing of American fourth- and eighth-graders shows that only four out of 10 are proficient in mathematics, a figure that has not improved since 2007. What do you think?

  • “Oh, no. All of our high-paying jobs differentiating between parallelograms and rhombuses are sure to go to the Chinese."”

    Ann Gaddis –
    Fan-Blade Aligner

  • “Well, duh. Everyone knows history is where it's at."”

    Patrick Fanning –
    Galvanizer

  • “Oh hell, when is the real world ever going to have any use for today’s American kids anyway?"”

    Steve Weid –
    Systems Analyst