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Celebrate: Public High School Graduation Rate Reaches Four Decade High

bigkam Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:30 AM
Alternative schools help take students who struggle in a regular school setting or refuse to be a productive member of a regular school community, and place them in schools where the classroom environment better suits their needs. This not only benefits those students, but all of the students the leave behind that can now learn in peace. Those of us who make use of these schools don't knock them because we see the benefits.
FairnessMan Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:53 PM
These "students" should be in cages, cleaning toilets or flipping burgers.

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...