ERIC Number: ED308624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-3
Reference Count: N/A
State Education Performance Chart, 1989. Remarks of Lauro F. Cavazos, U.S. Secretary of Education, Prepared for Delivery at Press Conference.
Cavazos, Lauro F.
This press release documents the remarks made by Lauro F. Cavazos (U.S. Secretary of Education) at a press conference publicizing the 1989 edition of the "State Education Performance Chart." This chart provides comparative data for the years 1982 and 1988. It is reported that in 1988, the performance of U.S. students was stagnant. Increases in spending for education were not matched by improved performance. Scores on college entrance exams are still substantially lower than they were in the 1960s. The 1988 figures indicate that only 71 percent of current ninth graders will complete high school with their class. Educators are urged to increase graduation rates, start intervention programs early, emphasize parent responsibility, ensure attendance, and increase student academic achievement. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.