1. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, public school students enjoy an average of 1.7 hours of recess a week, but 7% to 10% of schools have no recess at all.
  2. The national student-teacher ratio rose 4.6% between 2008 and 2010.
  3. The Obama administration has now granted 33 No Child Left Behind waivers.
  4. A recent McKinsey report found that almost 50% of our teachers come from the bottom of their class.
  5. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2% of Pre-K and kindergarten teachers and 18% of elementary and middle school teachers are men; 42% of high school teachers are.