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The Under-Educated States of America

THE UNDER-EDUCATED STATES OF AMERICA 49.8 MILLION STUDENTS WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL IN FALL 2009 How many kids are dropping out of school? HISTORICAL U.S. DROP-OUT RATE 30% 22.4% 20% 10% 8.7% 8.4% 5.3% 0% 2000 2007 CAUCASIAN HISPANIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN TOTAL DROPOUT DROPOUT DROPOUT DROPOUT RATE RATE RATE RATE How do the states compare on Math? Grade 8 Math Achievement Grade 8 Math Achievement High-income students Low-income students Green states |achieved above the national average Red states achieved below the national average How do the states compare on Reading? Grade 8 Reading Achievement Grade 8 Reading Achievement High-income students Low-income students Green states |achieved above the national average Red states achieved below the national average How many students are below a basic reading level? Percentage of 8th grade students below basic reading achievement: MONTANA MASSACHUSETTS 15% 16% 16% 16% 17% 17% VERMONT MAINE NORTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA NEW HAMPSHIRE | 18% 19% KANSAS NEW JERSEY 19% IOWA |20% MINNESOTA WYMOING 20% 20% COLORADO 21% NEBRASKA 21% онно PENNSYLVANIA VIRGINIA IDAHO 21% 21% 21% 122% CONNECTICUT 23% DELAWARE 23% 23% OREGON WASHINGTON 23% 24% |24% |24% 25% 25% | 25% |25% INDIANA MARYLAND WISCONSIN ILLINOIS MISSOURI NEW YORK UTAH 27% 27% | 28% 28% 29% |29% 29% 29% | 30% | 30% KENTUCKY TEXAS MICHIGAN OKLAHOMA ALAŞKA FLORIDA NORTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE ARKANSAS GEORGIA RHODE ISLAND 31% SOUTH CAROLINA 31% WEST VIRGINIA ARIZONA LOUISIANA NEVADA 32% | 35% 36% 37% ALABAMA 38% CALIFORNIA 38% HAWAII 38% NEW MEXICO 38% 40% MISSISSIPPI 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% At what age are people attending school? PERCENT ENROLLED BY AGE 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 - 30 - 35 - 40 - 45 - 50 - 55 - 60+ What environmental factors interfere most with schooling? Permanent Buildings ACOUSTICS OR NOISE CONTROL HEATING 39% AFFECTED 37% AFFECTED AIR CONDITIONING SIZE/CONFIGURATION OF ROOMS 37% AFFECTED 36% AFFECTED MINORLY AFFECTED MODERATELY AFFECTED MAJORLY AFFECTED NOT AFFECTED Are we spending more on education? 2009 SCHOOL YEAR AVAILABLE FEDERAL FUNDING 2009-2010 BUDGET BEFORE AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT $281.3 BILLION 2009-2010 BUDGET AFTER AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT $301.6 BILLION SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics National Assessment of Educational Progress Recovery.org

The Under-Educated States of America

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Currently 22 out of 100 students enrolled in public schools in the U.S. drop out before graduating. This year, an estimated $543 billion will be spent on public education and the national average expe...

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