Check out this article from the USA Today that was brought to my attention at our faculty meeting yesterday and I found it rather interesting, or maybe more alarming:
Most alarming are these main comments about the incoming freshman into collage:
40% of students were not able to use the correct adverb or adjective form in a sentence, use the correct preposition in a phrase or make sure that the subject and verb agree in a sentence.
•30% were unable to evaluate the contribution that significant details make to a text as a whole.
•Nearly 40% could not solve multi-step problems involving fractions and percentages.
•40% could not predict the results of an additional trial of a scientific experiment.
Oh the future of America...