Monday, August 29, 2011

Prison Beds Determined by Third Grade Scores

The Fayetteville Observer [NC]
29 August 2011

Pitts: Urban myth about reading scores won't die

Myron B. Pitts

In doing research for my column, I tried to pinpoint one of the more damning indictments of our state's education system: Namely, that the state estimates the number of future prison beds it will need based on the reading test scores of third-graders. [...]