JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- According to a new report compiled by a Washington based think tank, kids say school is too easy.
The Center for American Progress analyzed years of questionnaires filled out by students nationwide. The findings show almost 40 percent of fourth graders say math is too easy, more than half of all eighth graders say their history work is too easy and 56 percent of seniors say their civics work is too easy.
Action News took the findings straight to Deborah Gianoulis with Save Duval Schools.
"I would think it's probably true," she said. "I think most students are capable of more than we think they are."
In Duval County, Gianoulis says there is serious work to be done to make sure our students are getting the most out of their education. She says currently there is far too much emphasis on one single test - the FCAT.
"We need to help our students think. We need to get away from the relentless rode memorization that we have been focused on and really think about thinking because that's the problem solving skill set that the economy needs and that our businesses are hungry for," she said.
Gianoulis also points out nationwide, standards will be changing in 2014. Any student who does think school is too easy now likely won't feel that way in the future, she adds.
Gianoulis says after those standards are raised, the entire way students learn will change. Instead of, for example, teaching kids two plus two is four, the kids will have to explain why.