Graph of the Day for June 10, 2010

"Ted Kennedy's impact on education reform has been broad and dramatic, with everyone from MTV to Education Week praising his efforts. In 2001 he teamed up with George W. Bush to gain passage of the No Child Left Behind legislation. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association told the LA Times that Kennedy's legacy goes way back-he left ‘an indelible imprint on every major education law passed since the 1960s.'"

Average Reading and Math Score Trends of US Students

Source:  National Center for Education Statistics, The Condition of Education 2010.

Hoven's Index for June 10, 2010

Public school students, preK-12, in 2007-08:  49,293,000

Private school students:  5,910,000

Percentage of K-12 public school students in 2008 who were white:  55.5%

Black:  15.5%

Hispanic:  21.7%

Asian:  3.7%

Same percentages in Western states:

White:  42.8%

Black:  5.7%

Hispanic:  39.7%

Asian:  5.9%

Source:  National Center for Education Statistics.

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