Are American schools too easy?
- 37 percent of fourth-graders say their math work is too easy.
- More than a third of high school seniors report that they hardly ever write about what they read in class.
- 72 percent of eighth-grade science students say they aren’t being taught engineering and technology.
- Almost a third of eighth-grade students report reading fewer than five pages a day at school or for homework.
How is it possible that in an educational system in which the majority of schools across the country are "failing" due to students' poor scores on standardized tests, the majority of students feel they are not being challenged?
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