“k-12” Charts

Crime Slows While Prisons Grow »

The United States spends more on prisons than education every year. Even though crime rates have continually fallen since the…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 329
Score: 6

Do Parents Know What Their Kids Are Doing? »

Most parents believe that their high school age teens do not drink alcohol or use marijuana. However, the reality is…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 351
Score: 4

High School Dropout Rate: Males vs. Females »

The high school dropout rate among Americans ages 16 to 24 has been decreasing since 1967. However, the sex with…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 183
Score: 2

Teachers Are Becoming Better Educated »

Public school teachers are becoming increasingly likely to pursue higher education. In 1961, only 23.1% of public school teachers held…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 99
Score: 2

Teachers Are Not the Problem In The Education System »

The US education system's problems are not universal. The crisis is isolated primarily in the parts of the system that…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 169
Score: 1

What is the most valuable school subject? »

40% of men surveyed in a Gallup poll stated that math was the most valuable subject they had studied in…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 119
Score: 1

Online Education: Hurting Students, Helping Businessmen »

The rise of virtual schools is having a negative effect for those enrolled. For-profit online schools like K12 Inc. have…

PRWatch.org
by: PRWatch.org
views: 149

US Students Unprepared for College and Career »

If the ACT is a reliable barometer of “college and career readiness,” then the US education system is failing to…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 178

Study Proves Effectiveness of Teach For America Teachers »

According to a new randomized study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Teach for America teachers were found to be more…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 97

Getting Ahead: Cheating Among Harvard's Incoming Freshmen »

According to a new Harvard survey, ten percent of Harvard's incoming freshman reported cheating on exam prior to entering college,…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 89

Decreasing Reliance on Public School Transportation »

The percentage of students transported at public expense has been slowly decreasing since peaking at 61.3% in 1984-85. In 2007-08,…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 72

Parent Engagement Prevents Teen Substance Abuse »

The data displayed above indicates that the involvement of parents in the lives of teens makes a significant impact in…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 173

Parent Income Keeping Kids Off the Field »

According to a recent survey, household income is a huge factor in whether or not kids can afford to be…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 162

Educated Parents Read More to Their Children »

Parents with more education tend read more to their children (age 3-6 not in kindergarten) than those with less education.…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 53

How often do parents read to their children? »

55% of children (age 3-6 and not in kindergarten) in the U.S. are read to by a parent or other…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 91