public statement DeVos Secretary in the results you report the nation to 12th grade October 28, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
  • US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the new reading and math results for students grade 12 in the report card of the nation.

    "America is the greatest country on the face of the earth, and must deliver our next generation the greatest advantages of education Unfortunately , today's results confirm US schools remain insufficient, and will also failing many children, especially the most disadvantaged. to being a high school graduate must mean something. But when 40% of these graduates are 'below the basic 'in mathematics and 30% are 'below basic' on reading, it is difficult to discuss the education system is preparing them for what comes next.

    "It is particularly worrying to see the results for our lowest performing and most disadvantaged students worse. Financing flows education more strongly to schools these students, but these data make clear money to schools alone will not solve the problem. It is a problem of focus.

    "This report should light a fire under education leaders US pivot and try something new to prevent another generation lost . Lawmakers of both parties should stop making excuses and start working with the governors and the White House at this time to pass meaningful reforms that empower students and parents to take control of their education and their future.

    "We need to start acting like our hinges national security in fixing this, because it does. You have to start acting like our hinges economic growth in fixing this, because it does. There to start acting as our future hinges on resolving this very now, because it does so without a doubt. "

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