Today, Last Stand for Children First was proud to announce it's state report card for education. Scores were generated by a wide variety of data and sadly, it shows that America's schoolchildren are not being put first and are not getting the education that they deserve. Another education group released their report cards as well. Whose scores are more accurate? It's hard to say, but then again our ratings don't have an inverse relationship to the states' NAEP scores.
- Only 2 states received a B-, and there was only 1 C+
- Only 9 states received a grade of C or C-
- 22 States received grades of F
- The Cost of a Roll of Duct Tape - Duct tape is a versatile and effective teaching tool.
- Teacher salaries - The less money spent on teachers, the more money can get where it's needed to help students achieve.
- Corporal Punishment - States that allow teachers to inflict corporal punishment are less likely to interfere with a teacher performing behavior modifications like duct taping students' mouths shut.
- Fraud Prosecutions - States that overreact to fraud are less likely to be great places to open a charter school or a child advocacy organization.