The latest results of the 4th and eighth grade math tests by the National Assessment of Education Progress are worth a look.
North Carolina students scored above the national average in both grades on the test that conservatives like to use to claim that our schools are failing.
The snapshots of the North Carolina scores on the fourth grade tests (.pdf) show that only four states’ students performed better and North Carolina students scored higher than almost every other Southeastern state.
North Carolina eighth graders also scored higher than the students in neighboring states.
Our public schools still have a lot of work to do, but they are far from the disaster that the right-wing anti-public education crowd would have us believe.