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Instilling the Desire to Learn

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Too many students are still falling through the cracks.

That's according to the president of the company that administers the ACT test.

Education Secretary Duncan says the latest revelation that test scores haven't improved much suggest that states need to raise their academic standards and commit to education reforms.

The sad fact is that too many schools just can't get many of their students motivated to learn.

Mississippi, which has the lowest education level in the country, also has the lowest ACT test scores in the country.

The late great genius, Dr. Arthur Guyton told me 30 years ago that if you don't get to these kids in elementary school it's too late.

Now education leaders plan to throw every book they can at the young ones.

This time, we don't have 30 years to wait.

That's my Point of View.

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