Florida Schools Falling Behind

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A new report shows that nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year and Florida had the worst rate in the nation.

For the entire country it's the largest failure rate since the much-criticized "No Child Left Behind" law took effect a decade ago.

The report shows that more than 43,000 schools did not make "adequate yearly progress" this year. The failure rates range from a low of 11 percent in Wisconsin to a high of 89% in Florida. Georgia's failure rate is 27%.

One bright spot the study's findings are far below the 82% failure rate that Education Secretary Arne Duncan predicted earlier this year.

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