Nightly News   |  June 27, 2013

A grim report card for US high school seniors

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, students in their last year of high school are not performing any better in reading or math than students did in the 1970s. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a grim report card out tonight on our nation's high school seniors, from the government. the headline is this. they are leaving high school no better in reading or math than students in the 1970s , decades ago. certain subgroups like younger students, blacks, hispanics, have upped their grades, but apparently more lower-performing kids are staying in school now and it brings down the overall graduation grade average.