Friday, August 17, 2007

Not So Dismal After All

Here's an interesting news. Here's a quote:

"In 2006, in the first ever national assessment of economics, 79 percent
of 12th-graders nationwide performed at or above the Basic achievement
level. Forty-two percent performed at the Proficient level or higher.
On average, male students scored higher than female students, and
White and Asian/Pacific Islander students scored higher than other
racial/ethnic groups. Students from schools in large cities had lower
average scores than students from schools in other locations. Students
from families with higher levels of parental education scored higher, on
average, than their peers from families with lower levels of parental
education. Most 12th-graders reported some exposure to economics
content during high school."