CURMUDGUCATION: Foggy College Readiness

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Foggy College Readiness

Chester “Checker” Finn is concerned. The former head of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and current Maryland State Board of Education VP thinks that our students and families are enveloped in a giant bank of foggy lies, lies about their college readiness and their future prospects and the quality of their K-12 education.

National Affairs includes Finn in their Winter 2017 issue with “The Fog of ‘College Readiness’.” It’s a piece that wants to set off some alarms, but actually has some serious fog problems of its own.

Finn opens by saying that maybe more than half of graduating high school students are not ready for college– according to “some estimates.” This is a problem because the “vast majority” of high…

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