Is our children learning?

The Daily Beast ranks states by how smart their kids are.  Its supporting data come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a relatively blunt instrument.  Not surprising, the top states have be most educated population and the highest median family incomes.  Accordingly, the usual suspects bring up the rear, Tennessee is 44, Louisiana 48, and Mississippi last at 52.

44, Tennessee
Advanced level fourth graders, Math: 3%
Advanced level eighth graders, Math: 4%
Advanced level fourth graders, Reading: 6%
Advanced level eighth graders, Reading: 2%


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