David Brooks: Block out Common Core bluster
David Brooks, New York Times
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00 am
Every year, researchers at UCLA do a survey of incoming college freshmen. These surveys, conducted for more than four decades now, show how the life cycle has changed in the past couple of generations.
This first thing you see from this and similar data sets is that high school has gotten a bit easier. In 1966, only about 19 percent of high school students graduated with an A or A-minus average. By 2013, 53 percent of students graduated with that average.
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