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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chris Minnich
The three R's of learning are readin', writin' and 'rithmetic. Now hold that thought for a few minutes because we, dearest readers, have lost focus.
Most of the nation's 2012 high school graduates aren't ready for college, and their reading skills continue to steadily decline, hitting their lowest level in four decades, new data show.
"If we're not seeing something in five years [after Common Core State Standards are implemented], then we need to look at what we're doing," Chris Minnich told Ben Wolfgang, who reports on education for The Washington Times.
"I would look at the five-year trend. If we’re not seeing something in five years [after Common Core is implemented], then we need to look at what we’re doing" and make adjustments, he said.