National report card shows Minnesota students losing ground to peers
Minnesota students' math and reading scores are above average, but several states have pulled ahead of Minnesota. Only about half of Minnesota's 4th and 8th grade students are proficient in math, and fewer are proficient in reading. Why is this, and what should/can be done?
- Kent Pekel: Executive director, College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota. Former executive with St. Paul Public Schools, former high school teacher in US, and former college teacher in China.