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FAIL: Only 18 Percent of 8th-Graders Proficient in US History

Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics.

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Gov. Scott Walker and the Problem of Common Core

Conservative leaders are frustrated with Gov. Scott Walker’s lack of commitment to full repeal of the Common Core standards. Here’s a full review of his tenure, and the steps he’s taken during those years.