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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Lennie Jarratt, project manager for education at The Heartland Institute joins Host Donny Kendal to discuss the recent NAEP scores, or as it is commonly referred to as, the national report card.
The NAEP scores are in and the results are not encouraging. The report shows a statistically significant drop in math and reading scores, the first drop in 25 years. Jarratt says these results are troubling. He also brings up a Washington Times article by David Anderson that shows a correlation between poor performing states and their implementation of common core.
Kendal and Jarratt also discuss a plan proposed by Jarratt that would give all students an individualized education plan (IEP). This would treat all students as individuals, tailoring a plan that suits their specific needs and learning styles instead of simply imposing a one-size-fits-all, top-down system we see so much of today.