Decline in SAT scores, or manufactured crisis?

Borderland posted about a report on reading recently, and the Washington Post apparently has an article about the decline in SAT scores. I haven’t read it yet, but Matthew Yglesias guest-bloggling at Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo blog, for one, is sceptical. A two or three point drop means we should all throw up our hands in despair? Or is there a less honorable purpose, aka scare-mongering? And here’s a follow-up from Matt’s readers.

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