Reading is fundamental to function in today's society, but now, too many adults in America and especially in Louisiana cannot read well enough to understand the instructions on a medicine bottle. Complete job or rental applications without help. Louisiana is 44th in the ranking of United States of America education achievement. Louisiana hasn’t made much progress in the past seven years in a national assessment of educational achievement. The most damning are Fs in academic achievement and academic achievement for low-income and minority students in its 2014 report. Superintendent of Education John White said Louisiana has always had an “F “in academic performance in the Chamber’s assessment. Louisiana also received failing grades in return on investment, postsecondary and workforce readiness and international competitiveness. “What’s damning is we got a D in truth in advertising,” White said. “It says that when we call kids basic, it doesn’t mean our kids score as high as those in other states. It points out that we have low expectations. One of the problems is schools have not expected outstanding achievements from high school students for decades.”
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