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For the first time since 1990, math scores for fourth and eighth graders were worse than the previous year, according to the Nation's Report Card. (Alberto G./Flickr)MoreCloseclosemore
For the first time since 1990, math scores for fourth and eighth graders were worse than the previous year, according to the Nation's Report Card. (Alberto G./Flickr)

According to the Nation's Report Card - the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam - fourth and eighth graders are now doing worse in math than last year. It's the first time scores have gone down since the test was first administered in 1990.

Reading scores are not much better: flat for fourth graders and lower for eight graders.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education Fund, about what these results mean.

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This segment aired on October 28, 2015.

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