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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?; Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?; Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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Reading Crisis? Do Today's Youth Read Less Than Past Generations?
Reading crisis? do today's youth read less than past generations?
MarciaClemmitt

Are today's youths really reading alarmingly less than previous generations?

Last November, a controversial National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) report revealed that all Americans, and especially teens and 20-somethings, read on their own much less than in the past. For example, 60 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds in 1982 said they read literature like novels outside school, but in 2002 only 43 percent did.1

But some reading experts are dubious, among them Bronwyn T. Williams, an associate professor of English at the University of Louisville who studies young people's relationship to literacy and media.

Literacy — reading and writing — is moving swiftly from paper to the Internet, especially for ...

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