Press a few keys on your computer, www.nces.ed.gov, and you can open a treasure chest of education statistics. For example, you can learn that:
• The number of violent crimes in schools went down between 1995 and 1999.
•The number of people going to college will increase 20 percent between now and 2011.
•Finland had the highest average reading scores—higher than the U.S.—among the many countries whose students were tested in the year 2000.
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