American education was once the envy of the world, but now it is in dire straits.

Did you know more than 60 percent of fourth, eighth and 12th grade public school students are unable to read or compute math at grade level? Children of color face even greater risks with nearly 80 percent Black and Hispanic students in these grades unable to read or compute math at grade level.

CDF's report The State of America's Children® is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on key child indicators, including K-12 education. The Education section of the report includes data on education spending, school discipline, high school dropouts and student achievement.

Contact your members of Congress and tell them to invest in education programs, such as Head Start and Pell Grants, and to close corporate loopholes to raise revenue.

Please take a moment to review and share relevant data and resources on child education in America.