A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #164

Indeed, many students in the public education system aren’t “catching” what they need to know about writing— the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress writing test found almost 75 percent of eighth- and twelfth-graders in the US wrote below grade level and only 3 percent of US students, across all demographics, wrote an an “advanced” level.

— from “Is it time to go back to basics with writing instruction?” by Katrina Schwartz, published by KQED News in February 2017

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