Nation’s Schools Get a ‘C’ Once Again, Even As Pandemic Heats Up
Things have, unfortunately, not changed for the nation’s students in terms of their academic performance according to federal and state data. The U.S. earned a grade of "C" on a range of academic, school finance, and long-term socioeconomic indicators. Earning a 75.9 out of 100, achievement gaps still loom for the country despite some modest gains. New Jersey earned the highest ranking with a B plus (and a score of 87.3) with Massachusetts following close behind with a score of B plus (and a score of 86.7). New Mexico had the lowest score of D plus (and a score of 66.5). Three other states earned a D plus--Alabama, Nevada, and Oklahoma.