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ERIC Number: ED448180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-15
Pages: 45
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Never a Nation at Risk: Exorcising the Ghost of Education Past.
Masini, Douglas E.; Edirisooriya, Gunapala
The 1983 report "A Nation At Risk" catapulted teaching and learning issues to the forefront of public concern. However, In spite of the findings of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, U.S. students and college graduates continue to fare well when their knowledge is tested postgraduation, and there is no evidence of a direct economic impact of the purportedly declining standardized test scores for U.S. students and adults. Adult Americans continue to fare well when their scores on tests of literacy are matched against those of other industrialized countries. Minority populations continue to gain strength in standardized test scores on reading and mathematics. The paper reviews the research on education and the relationship between economics and education, and looks at several studies, including the International Adult Literacy Survey and a report by the Council of Economic Advisors (1998). The evidence shows that in regard to education, literacy, and economics, the United States never was a nation at risk. (Contains 6 tables and 49 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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