Friday, November 8, 2013

Texas Public School Students Lag Behind in Reading


2. Category: Education

3. Leven: State

4. This article concerns students in Texas public schools.

5. This article concerns students in Texas because their scores in reading are below the national average. This means that they are not getting the education that is sufficient enough for them to make higher scores.

6. I think that a contributor to why reading scores are low is because of budget cuts that have been made across the state. The article mentions that northeastern states spend more on their students and therefore have better scores. If there isn't any funding for specialized programs then we can't expect students to perform as well. Another factor to why the state isn't performing as well is because there is a higher number of immigrant students who are learning english as their second language. There may not be enough attention that is being paid to these students. There is also a wide gap between scores of white students and scores of minority students. We need to find a way to make sure that all students have an equal opportunity to learn. If there are equal opportunities then the improvements will reflect in these scores.

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