Well what’s the surprise–the educational system only looks good for the same reason the bamster supporters claim a good economy and improving employment–cheating.
In grade school testing in the 50s the Iowa Tests for Educational Development were used nationally, and a child was rated on performance for grade level. In my little Catholic Grade School in Estherville, Iowa, my grade produced a number of college grads and a couple of physicians, a graduate of the Naval Academy, we expected to always score as achieving high school level academic knowledge and we did. I would have been embarassed not to be at least 2 or 3 grades ahead of current level when I was in 5th through 8th grade, now the school system says these kids are doing well and they are headed for the dumper–will always be academically challenged because they are ignorant and incompetent.
Proficiency against a standard shows terrible grade and achievement inflation–by an educational establishment that is incompetent and lavishly financed.
And we wonder why these kids are empty headed and so easily indoctrinted?
High School grads now get a worthless lie for a diploma.
Kids get graduated from grades like it’s a big deal, but they are promoted without competence–and just an impending academic train wreck, requiring the educational system to pretend they are well educated.