Although Maine ranks first in the nation in the "percentage of students achievin
Although Maine ranks first in the nation in the "percentage of students achieving at high levels and engaged in high-level academic work," only 27 percent of Maine fourth-graders studied ranked "proficient" or better, Maine high-school students are among the least likely in the nation to go on to post-secondary education, and one-fourth of high school students have failed to acheive an acceptable level of literacy. Comments of UNUM Corporation Chairman James Orr, details.
Education, Maine Ratings
Donahue, Michael, "Although Maine ranks first in the nation in the "percentage of students achievin" (1997). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 691.