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Celebrate: Public High School Graduation Rate Reaches Four Decade High

B1RD Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:27 PM
The requirements have been reduced! Teachers are teaching to test not to learn! Students don't know how to read, take instruction, there is no work ethic. They don't know math and cannot find anything on a map! Good job union teachers! Good job!

Hold that thought for one second. Of course higher high school graduation rates are something every American can and should celebrate. What’s not to like? However, if we look a bit deeper and try to understand why this phenomenon is actually happening -- this sort of “progress” is slightly more complicated (H/T Allahpundit):

The percentage of students at public high schools who graduate on time has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years, according to the most recent federal government estimates released Tuesday.

Based on data collected from the...