Plenty is doing.
"The National Assessment of Educational Progress....shows that the average reading and math achievement of American 13- and 17-year-olds improved somewhat from the early 1970's to 1990 (Grissmer et al., 1994). An analysis of these data by ethnic group....shows that this small overall increase actually reflects very substantial gains by Black and Latinos combined with little or no gain by Whites."
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