Decline in educational standards

Other Names:
Falling educational quality
Low educational standards
Automatic grade promotion
Erosion of standards of educational testing

In the USA, between 1969 and 1989, the scores of high school seniors on the Scholastic Aptitude Test for college entry fell by 53 points. At most American colleges, the majority of students spend the first (and sometimes the second) year in studies that could best be described as remedial. At the beginning of the 1990s, it was reported that the New York Telephone company had to test 57,000 people to find 2,100 bright enough to become operators or repairer-installers.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST