Education Report: Why do so many kids graduate with poor reading and math skills?

High School Graduate ReportThis is a sampling of The Education Report, Katy Murphy’s Oakland schools blog. Read more at Follow her at

June 7: We’ve all seen the reports on college-level remediation about the great number of kids who graduate from high school and are admitted to college with low reading comprehension and math skills.

One of my colleagues wants to explore some of the reasons behind this phenomenon. You’d think I would have a clear idea, after covering K-12 education for so long, but I’m afraid to say I don’t.

That’s where you come in — the people who teach kids how to read and solve math problems, who supervise or coach those who do, or parents who watch the system closely.

Full story of education report at Mercury News

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