Decline in cognitive function

Iowa Makes Top Ten List

Duh: The Ten States Running Out Of Smart People

8. Iowa

Reading scores among Iowa’s 8th graders underwent the third greatest decrease in the nation between 2003 and 2009, based on numbers released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). With regards to math scores, the state ranks 49th out of all 50 states. Math scores have not fallen in this time period, but they have essentially stalled while other states experienced substantial increases.

Read more: The Ten States Running Out Of Smart People - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2011/02/07/the-ten-states-running-out-of-smart-people/#ixzz1Df1kfiLA

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