Long Term Trends in US Basic Education
Preschool Education (Enrollment has been growing over the past three decades)
College Education (Females are completing bachelor's and master's degrees)
The next two figures describe assessments of learning outcomes.
Mathematics Achievement (This has been continuously improving over the past two decades)
Reading Proficiency (This likewise has been improving over the past two decades)
Do the three conditions, early childhood education, higher education of adults (parents), smaller classes correlate with the assessment scores? These data suggest a correlation. Of course, the data neither support nor contradict a cause and effect relationship. Still, one wonders....