Questions to Ask

While math proficiency has improved among eighth graders since 1990, reading progress has remained flat. About a third of eighth graders are not proficient in math, and a third are also not proficient in reading. The data includes additional variation by state, as well as race and ethnicity.

In 2019, the average public school teacher made $61,730.

Yes — 66% of recent high school graduates enrolled in college for the 2019-2020 school year, compared to 45% of high school graduates for the 1960-1961 school year. College enrollment rates are highest among Asian Americans and lowest among Black Americans.

Yes. The average college tuition hit $24,623 in 2019, an almost 87% increase since 1993 when adjusted for inflation.


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