Taking a brief look at average SAT scores of College-Bound Seniors 1952 – 2013….reveals a different story…I will provide the link below, but just a quick summary by showing the low/high scores for each group, with Boomers 1952-1964, millennial 1965 – 1980, and Xer’s 1981 – 1995 (the last year the original SAT scores were used)
Note that when you look at the new SAT scoring system that is also shown, starting in 1967 they do not use a total score, but break it into Reading, Math, and later Writing. With the notable exception of math where there was a slight improvement in scores starting in 2005, the trends through 2013 are still trending downward.
Boomers Ave. SAT Total: High-479 in 1956
Low-472 in 1958
Total Ave. Scores Dropped – 7points
Millennials Ave. SAT Total: High-473 in 1965
Low-424 in 1980
Total Ave. Scores dropped – 49 points
Xer’s Ave. SAT Total: High-431 in 1982
Low-422 in 1991
Total Ave. Scores dropped 9 points
Overall the trend since 1956 is down a whopping 48 points! Obviously the Educational system has failed our students….current young adults are less educated than those of the past….!
All well and good, but you have millenials and gen-x's reversed. the so called millenial generation, or generation Y follows generation X
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I wish your theory had merit but the math just doesn't add up unfortunately. I think a whole lot of conservatives could be persuaded to third party "liberty" candidates but as the graphs from your other thread showed, the Dems are pretty hard rooted in the entitlement class.
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