Math is Hard, But Reading is Harder

Education seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. As a nation, we are often concerned with how our math scores compare to those of other countries as we continue to lag behind in the sciences. However, evidence suggests that the bigger concern should be our reading comprehension. Today, it is the norm for a 5th grade student to lag behind the established benchmark for both math and reading, but teachers are concluding that it is easier to close this gap in math than reading.

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