A group called Students Matter is suing California schools for not providing an adequate public education; unions are fighting back.
On January 23, during a visit to the Dudley Family School in Camden — a poverty-stricken city with a high school-dropout rate — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed several new school programs for his state’s schools. Among his proposals for six of Camden’s schools was an after-school dinner program, in which 75-125 students are already enrolled.
A link on a New York state Common Core resources web page sends kids to sexually explicitly questionnaires.
Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the first-ever guidelines for discipline in public schools, contending that present discipline disproportionately affects minorities.
American high-school students scored "average" in a standardized test created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, when compared with the rest of the developed world. American students scored below average in math (26th among 34 OECD countries), and average in reading (17th) and science (21st).