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Celebrate: Public High School Graduation Rate Reaches Four Decade High

McGovern Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:52 PM
Unbelievable. In this day and age, one-fourth of students do not graduate in four years. Does anyone see the word "welfare" in this situation?
Dot32 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:12 AM
Welfare is one of the culprits. Politicians want 100% graduation rates within the 4 year time limit, but they have made a system where people know if they don't graduate and don't get a job--the government will send them a check every month, give them public housing, give them food stamps, give them health care, etc etc etc.
restoreliberty Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:56 PM

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...