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Celebrate: Public High School Graduation Rate Reaches Four Decade High

pbobhelms Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:38 PM
this mentions briefly the quality of education, to continue to lower standards, and qualified teachers just to get the graduation rate up is a great disservice to the students. this is one of the disservices of the liberal social justice and unions to control the education of our children. affirmative action does not really help those that it is supposed to. and that's my beef.

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...