State ranks 49th in education study
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 3, 2007
Kids in Arizona are less likely to succeed in the global economy than kids in
almost any other state, a study released today reports.
Arizona tied with Louisiana for 49th place.
This grim assessment was based on 13 factors, including the percentage of kids
born into English-fluent families where income is above poverty level and one
college-educated parent works full time. advertisement
It measured numbers of children in preschool, graduating from high school and
earning four-year degrees.
"Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career" also reviewed states' efforts to
reform high school into a steppingstone to higher education.
It is a concept that appears to garner more goodwill than results, the report
says, and will hinder America's next generation in competing with other
Find the study at www.edweek.org.
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