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Emma Brown, writing in the Washington Post, reports the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress: High school seniors showed a slippage in their test scores in math and no improvement in reading. Throughout the entire period of 'reform' that started with No Child Left Behind, scores of high school students have been stagnant. Brown writes: The results of the  NAEP, also show a longer-term stagnation in 12th-grade performance in U.S. public and private schools: Scores on the 2015 reading test have dropped five points since 1992, the earliest year with comparable scores, and are unchanged in math during the past decade. Diane Ravitch adds ' In short, NCLB  and Race to the Top have been failures. They have been disastrous failures. How many billions of dollars were wasted?' 

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