A new study shows that current emphasis placed on memorization and test taking is Leaving The Children Behind on the creative front. Yes, kids today are duller and less creative than ever.*
Dissatisfied with standardized testing in schools, some parents are taking their kids out of the game. But this does a disservice to everybody else.
Massachusetts has the "smartest students" while Mississippi has the, uh... least smart, if you believe National Assessment of Education Progress test scores are indicative of intelligence. One unsurprising trend: States with lower levels of child poverty have better test scores.