U.S. on Pace to Reach Record 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate by 2020

Daily Mail (London), February 25, 2013

For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020, according to a new analysis released Monday.

But the good news comes with a big asterisk: students with learning disabilities and limited fluency in English face long odds to finish high school, with graduation rates for those groups as low as 25 percent in some states, the analysis found.

Minority students also continue to fall well behind their white peers, with about one-third of African-American students and 29 percent of Hispanic students dropping out before graduation.

The ‘Building a Grad Nation’ report—which was co-authored by Robert Balfanz, a leading scholar of dropout rates at Johns Hopkins University—found strong improvements in graduation rates in a diverse collection of states including Tennessee, Louisiana, Alaska, California, Texas and New York. The national graduation rate jumped from 71.7 percent in 2001 to 78.2 percent in 2010, with the pace of improvement accelerating in the past few years.

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Iowa, Vermont and Wisconsin lead the nation with graduation rates close to 90 percent, according to the report, which used data from 2010 and 2011. At the bottom of the heap: Nevada and New Mexico, where barely six in 10 high school freshmen can expect to earn a diploma within four years. Idaho, Kentucky and Oklahoma didn’t use the same formula for calculating rates as other states and thus were not included in the report.

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Yet the report’s authors warn that the momentum could still stall.

Nearly every state will soon be rolling out curricula tied to the Common Core standards, which aim to bring more rigor to math and language arts instruction. Many will require students to pass exams tied to those higher standards to graduate, which could push lead to more failures and higher drop-out rates, the report suggests.

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Perhaps the biggest threat to momentum, however, is the lagging performance of disadvantaged students, the report’s authors said.

In Nevada, for instance, just 23 percent of students with disabilities, 29 percent of those with limited English skills and 43 percent of African-American students earned their diplomas in 2011.

Even generally high-performing states such Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Connecticut have strikingly poor records with some minority students. Minnesota has the biggest gaps: The graduation rate for African-American and Hispanic students hovered around 50 percent in 2011, compared to 84 percent for white students.

‘We need to look at these disparities head on,’ said Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota’s Education Commissioner.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat, has proposed $640 million in new education funding, including an effort to better integrate schools in hopes of boosting performance for minority students, Cassellius said.

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  • WmarkW

    Of course…
    No one’s hiring 16-yo high school dropouts right now, so they’re staying in school.

    Once any able-bodies Hispanic male can start getting $10/hr pushing a wheelbarrow, that’s what they’re going to start doing. The Hispanic graduation rate increase 10 percent in just four years.

    http://nbclatino.com/2013/01/22/latino-graduation-rates-climb-10-points-since-2006/

    • Eagle_Eyed

      They’re not staying in school due to the economy, they’re staying in school because schools are dumbing down standards and bribing kids with sub80 IQs in order to improve graduation rates.

  • Lewis33

    Well this won’t do…maybe we’ll try seperate schools! (Says dismayed leftist guy.)

  • a multiracial individual

    As per usual, no mention that Asians are usually better students than Whites. There is no such thing as White Privilege in 2013. There does appear to be cognitive privilege though.

    • Tom Iron

      You may be right up to a point, but I’d say you put too much emphasis on academic achievement. That doesn’t necessarily translate into success after leaving school. Just how many Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, Henry Ford, Werner Von Brauns type people have asians put out???

      • a multiracial individual

        Academic achievement is MOSTLY correlated with occupational success after school. There are other factors of course, you are correct about that. With the exception of Ford, the gentlemen you named had impressive academic achievements (Gates and Zuckerberg both had impressive SAT scores, and Von Braun acquired a Ph.D). Ford was obviously an intelligent and curious person who would have done well in school if he had decided to pursue it.

        • Tom Iron

          You miss the point, Gates and Zuckerberg don’t have college degrees and they did great. You and so many people like you put your eggs in the stupid basket of academic achievement like it is some form of success, when all it means is someong can regurgitate a few facts on a piece of paper. Nothing more. If the asians are so smart, who are their Gates, Zuckerbergs, Fords, etc.? There aren’t any and for the most part, won’t be. That’s why the chinese are always stealing western technological secrets. You’ve got to get a grip on yourself…

          • a multiracial individual

            I never said school was necessary for success. High IQ is usually required for success, and high IQ usually do well in school. A degree is not a talisman after all. Also, if you look at many of the recent noble laureates in the physical sciences there are plenty of Asians. Could Asians have less people at the extremes of intelligence? It is possible.

          • Intrepid

            They have their own people. You may not have heard of them because their operations are still mostly in Asia.

            The Chinese “stealing” western secrets has nothing to do with a lack of intelligence… It’s all about accelerating their development, and saving time and money. In fact, it’s actually one of the smartest things they can be doing for themselves right now.

          • MBlanc46

            They don’t have college degrees because they were already on track to become very wealthy before they finished Harvard. They didn’t drop out because they couldn’t hack it.

      • crystalevans

        Asian students are good at mostly rote learning. The reason for this is because in countries such as Japan, South Korea, and China admission to top universities is based on scores on an entrance exam. Parents send their children to cram schools to that are held after regular school to make sure that their child gets high scores on the exam.

        • Intrepid

          That “rote learning” has actually been shown to be deeper understanding than previously thought. If it was simply memorization, there is no way that Asian students can score as high, and as consistently, as they do.

      • Jefferson

        Go read Forbes list of billionaires. There are plenty of Asians on that list. You can not become a self made billionaire if you have a low I.Q. It’s just not happening.

        There is a reason why less than 1 percent of all billionaires in the world are Black. It’s an I.Q thing.

        • Puggg

          I think Oprah is the only black billionaire.

          • crystalevans

            Another one is Tyler Perry.

    • The__Bobster

      Shut up, Engelman Jr. This isn’t an Asian site.

      • a multiracial individual

        This is a site about race realism is it not?

        Are you a race realist or a White supremacist? It has been my finding that strident devotion to one principle rules out the other. Congratulations, you were able to locate some articles involving Asian violence. I see this method used all the time by liberals. Whenever one talks about Black/Hispanic RATES of violence you can be assured that some liberal will post a link in which some white guy went berserk and killed people. I am a bit surprised that someone like you (who presumably has been subjected to such stupid retorts) would engage in said behavior yourself. The fact that some Asians commit violence is inconsequential, population trends are what matter. You know this, everyone here knows this. You would do well to cultivate some intellectual honesty.

        • IstvanIN

          I am a white survivalist, how’s that for ya?

          • a multiracial individual

            As is Jared Taylor, except unlike many others, he does not needlessly bog his goals by coupling them with inaccurate statements about race and intelligence, or race and crime.

          • JohnEngelman

            The survival of whites with high IQs is not in danger.

      • Jefferson

        If Asians as a race are so violent, why don’t Asian countries have some of the highest per capita murder rates in the world ? Why don’t Asian countries have per capita murder rates similar to Honduras and Jamaica for example ?

        How do you explain the fact that most dirt poor 3rd world Asian countries have a lower per capita murder rate than the prosperous 1st world United States ?

        I would feel safer in dirt poor Cambodia or Laos than I would in most big American cities that are predominantly Mestizo or Black.

        • jay11

          Are Asian nations really all that safe? Do we get accurate crime statistics? Are all violent incidents reported? The villagers who live in thatched roof huts in the hinterlands don’t always call the police and give a nice report to the policeman when things go awry. I also seem to recall that Cambodia was only recently called “the Killing Fields.” Laos is not known as a hot spot of social justice and equality. Indonesia has riots and mass killings periodically. Burma has two genocidal civil wars going on. North Korea suffers from government sponsored mass starvation. Thailand is wracked with sectarian violence. India, well, there are riots and killings all the time. I think Japan might be pretty safe, and their crime stats might be more trustworthy, but there are many places in the Philipines I sure wouldn’t want to go.

          • crystalevans

            The reason why Asian countries are safe is because Asians society is a group oriented society. Everybody tries to live within the norms of the group. There is a saying ” a nail that stands up will be hammered down”.

          • Jefferson

            So you would rather take your chances in Detroit over Cambodia, if those were your only options ?

          • Tinfoil A22hat

            Try “googling” Japanese Chinese Unit 731 for an example of the Asian ability or even affinity for violence, sadism, and cruelty. Warfare between Chinese Warlords was very brutal as well, not sparing women and children. NK currently has their own version of concentration camps for their own natives. No tribe of humans is void of those who reside on the Dark Side. Some may very well be aided by the prominence of the hive mentality in Asian culture, and the very real prospect of punishing victims for the shame of being a victim, I guess that would be honor killings, eh?

          • a multiracial individual

            In recent White and Asian history, technologically advanced warfare (which leads to horrifying body counts) has mostly been state driven. Crime is a far better metric to use for insight into someones’ voluntary proclivities.

          • saxonsun

            Yes. The ruthlessness with which the Japanese pursued their imperial ambitions during WWII is no surprise. Read “Flags of our Fathers” by James Bradley for good material on the differences between fighting the Germans and the Japanese.

          • Tim

            My Dad was a Battle of The Atlantic veteran. He said they wold toss shells at each other , then life preservers. He always felt bad that the Pacific Fleet could not have the luxury to consider their enemy a worthy, courageous and honorable opponent…

          • JohnEngelman

            “Poverty causes crime? According to James Q. Wilson and Richard Herrnstein, ‘During the 1960s, one neighborhood in San Francisco had the lowest income, the highest unemployment rate, the highest proportion of families with incomes under four thousand dollars a year, the least educational attainment, the highest tuberculosis rate, and the highest proportion of substandard housing . . . That neighborhood was called Chinatown. Yet, in 1965, there were only five persons of Chines ancestry commited to prison in the entire [emphasis added] state of California.”

          • saxonsun

            “The killing fields” is typical if the Asian brand of violence–politically motivated and on a large scale.

        • Tucker

          Well, during WW2, the Japanese sure were able to get a firm handle on how to be violent. Even sadistically violent, if we factor in the sort of abuses they dished out to POWs.

          But, then – in the post-America America that the despicably evil war criminal Jorge Wmd Bush created, whereby the most cruel and sadistic forms of torture have now been made ‘official US government policy’ – who can condemn the Japanese or anyone else?

        • JohnEngelman

          The following chart demonstrates that Oriental countries have among the lowest murder rates in the world, even when they have low standards of living.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

          • Jefferson

            The predominantly White Russia has a higher per capita murder rate than all of the East Asian countries, including the poor ones.

            Heck Russia’s per capita murder rate is even higher than the United States, which has a huge Mestizo and Black population. That one shocked me.

            Is there something in the water in Russia that makes so many of their Whites turn into violent thugs.

          • convairXF92

            Vodka. Cossack tradition, Tatar/Central Asian influence (and genes). Russian soldiers rape. At the end of WWII, their commanders actually told them to rape. Decades earlier, the Russians policing the formerly Austrian parts of Ukraine were described mostly positively by the natives, as the Russians brought in good food. But there was something unpleasant they weren’t revealing. Finally the secret started coming out: “They rape.”

            Russian vodka was sold in bottles with a foil top, which could not be resealed. Men would go “three on a bottle”, which was quite a bit of juice per man. Sometimes one would do “one on a bottle”….

            Rude, tough, crude. In WWII the Russian soldiers had to be taught how to use flush toilets, when stationed in more civilized areas. Some would stand on the seat and use it as a squat toilet, leaving a mess all over.

          • JohnEngelman

            The Russian murder rate climbed after the fall of the Soviet Union and is gradually declining.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate_by_decade

            I attribute the climb to the social dislocations that followed the fall of the Soviet Union.

        • JohnEngelman

          The media are cautiously beginning to note that the earthquake/tsunami in Japan has not resulted in a single reported case of looting or even disorderly behavior. Dazed residents have gone back to smashed houses to salvage what they can, but no one worries about thieves. Thousands of homeless line up quietly and politely as they wait for emergency food and water.

          The contrast with what happened after the Haiti earthquake last January or Hurricane Katrina in 2005 could not be more stark. In both cases, there was an almost immediate descent into savagery, with police officers joining in the looting. In New Orleans, evacuation centers became nightmares of violence and lawlessness, and the National Guard had to carry weapons on relief missions. In Haiti, tent cities for the quake victims became scenes of mass rape.

          – Jared Taylor, Special to AR News, March 14, 2011, “Japanese Don’t Loot”
          http://www.amren.com/news/2011/03/japanese_dont_l/

      • JohnEngelman

        This American Renaissance website is dedicated to the following principle by Thomas Jefferson, and quoted at the top of every page here, “There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

    • jay11

      I’ve had many Asian students in the last few years. They are decidedly NOT ‘smarter’ than whites, just more disciplined about rote memorization. In terms of creativity, thinking outside the box and general cognitive awareness, even average whites excel over Asians.

      • a multiracial individual

        Do you have empirically based data that supports your assertion?

        • IstvanIN

          It is called the 15th, 16th 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

          • a multiracial individual

            According to conservative scholar Niall Ferguson, the Great Divergence is over (especially in East Asia). They have all downloaded the qualities for success, which coupled with their IQ will produce riches as good or better than any Westerner.

        • jay11

          Don’t get me wrong, I have a certain level of respect for Asians. However, I have been around Asians since I was 15 years old (when I took a job working around and interacting with many Asians from China and Laos.) Currently I live in an area that is more than 50% Asian now, and all my neighbors for the past ten years are Chinese and Korean. Most are nice, but when you talk to them it’s really hard to get any deeper consciousness into the conversation.

          I know that sounds impossible to quantify, so let me give an example: I had a Chinese coworker once whom I worked with closely. I had the opportunity to get to know him well, and we interacted almost daily. One of the things I noticed about him early on was a seeming lack of cognitive depth. No, he wasn’t mentally challenged, but he wasn’t as quick as the average white person I knew when it came to being able to jump from one abstraction to another.

          I was just a teenager, but this fascinated me. I began to interact with many other Asians after that, and lo and behold I saw the same differences: subtle but present. The Asians seemed more practical, one-dimensional and lacking in the kinds of flights of imagination I and many other whites I knew sometimes engaged in.

          Another example: I got into Asian philosophy (Taoism) for a couple of years (Passing phase). The Asian practioners were serene and calm, but there was a limit to how deep their discussions could go. The white practitioners I worked with could sit there and philosophize for hours on such a wide range of issues the Asians never even considered or seemed to acknowledge. Reason? I don’t know, but I also recognize that there seems to be a different ‘wave length’ in thought styles when I interact with blacks and latinos too. Is it all just bunk? IDK, but I can sense it in my own limited capacity, and that makes it real for me.

          I’ve lived around Asians for some time now, and I can feel myself really missing the kind of mental culture that I grew up in. I believe that Asian culture does produce a different mental skill set and outlook, and I don’t know if this is also due to genetic differences. All I’m saying is that no matter how well I’ve personally known any particular Asian person, or how many years I spend around any individuals, I have yet to meet an Asian who looks up at the stars at night and asks, “What if…” But I’ve sure met plenty of whites and interacted with them in similar capacities and found it to be more common that imagination and a joy of the inner experience is more common among them.

          • saxonsun

            In Japan, the highest nail gets pounded down. Asians are very good at the hive mentality and that’s why going deep under the mental surface is not typical of them. They are conformists. To them, that is the highest morality. And to conform all the time minimizes individual thinking. And frankly, rebellion is good for the human race. That’s what brings change.

        • JohnEngelman

          During the school year of 1986 – 87 Asians averaged higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on mathematics than whites, and lower on reading. They still test lower in reading. For many English is a second language. Nevertheless, they have increased the race gap in mathematics, while lowering the race gap in reading.

          http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=171

          In the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Program for International Student Assessment Study students in Japan and South Korea average higher scores in mathematics and science than students in all white countries. They average higher reading scores in reading than students in most white countries.

          http://siteselection.com/ssinsider/snapshot/sf011210.htm

    • brengunn

      I presume that’s because there aren’t many Asians in Iowa, Vermont or Wisconsin. Besides, the article specifically mentioned failure rates rather than who’s getting the highest marks.

  • Viv Jasper

    Sigh. A high school diploma used to mean something. How many of these minority graduates are even reading and doing math on level?

    • Felix_M

      Few.

  • 48224

    Look out third world…..here we come.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPfcim_p38w

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I’m sure I’m not the first to notice, but Iowa, Wisconsin, Vermont . . . hmmm, what could those high performing states have in common? Otherwise, what a joke, all the article proves is that we’ve nearly got the standards low enough to hit an arbitrary passing percentage.

    • The__Bobster

      That they’re Asian? We have at least two posters here who would think so.

      • a multiracial individual

        Asians tend to share cities with Blacks and Hispanics

    • Tinfoil A22hat

      We are slowly but surely being culturally enriched/diversified. I never saw a black growing up here, now you can’t spit downtown without hitting one. At least the inside of our jail is dark as midnight in the middle of the day.

      These fine new members of our community are at least keeping law enforcement busy and feeling important. Why, before now all they got to do was pass out speeding tickets, bust people for OWI, and break up the occasional drunken brawl. Now they get to deal with rapists, drug dealers, robbers, murderers and other assorted thugs on a daily basis.

  • Puggg

    They’re going to get to 90% HS graduation rate by 2020?

    ***

    HS exit exam, circa 2020:

    Question #1: Write down any letter of the English language alphabet:______

    Question #2: Write down any number:_____

    Question #3: (Multiple choice) Are white people responsible for all the world’s problems: (A) Yes, (B) Yes, (C) All of the above

    Question #4: (Oral) Describe to your teacher or proctor the intersectionality between slavery, segregation, apartheid and the Holocaust.

    Question #5: (Oral) Describe to your teacher or proctor the proper way to use condoms.

    The End.

    ***

    You must answer 3, 4 and 5 correctly and at least none of the remaining two to pass the exam and graduate from HS.

    • jay11

      Wait, you forgot one problem:
      Question #6: Describe the perfect family: (Mulitiple choice) (A) One parent in the house, (B) Two gay parents, (C) A and B

      • AugustusAlexander

        You made my day.

      • IstvanIN

        Black kids rarely have any parents of any stripe.

        • JDInSanDiego

          Black kids rarely know what intersectionality means..or holocaust…or apartheid.

          • AugustusAlexander

            I think it is safe to say they would have missed that question.

          • Tucker

            Unbelievable. Did it ever occur to you, JDinSanDiego – that one of the primary reasons WHY the public school system in the USA has been steadily declining in quality of excellence when compared to the rest of the civilized world is because instead of teaching the three ‘Rs’, they are being brainwashed with endless hours of anti-white holocaust baloney and virulently anti-White, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional White American values Cultural Marxism?

          • JDInSanDiego

            Yes, of course it did. It’s also declining in quality because of the “quality” of the students which is increasingly non-white.

            I take it you’re the one who gave me the down vote? To be clear, I wasn’t defending black kids for not understanding the meaning of those words and I hope you’re defending them either. I was mocking them because no amount of “good education” is ever going to change them. It’s a funny comment if you go back and read it now that I’ve explained it. Especially since it follows, “Black kids rarely have any parents of any stripe.” I particularly like my use of the periods between the words to indicate pauses and additions. Still unbelievable?

          • mistermark123

            Anti-heterosexual? Oh, please…

  • The__Bobster

    Big deal. Most of those diplomas will be worth squat.

    • professor

      Correct.

      A high school diploma from a public school environment is essentially worthless. Basic skills are lacking and the employee mentality has been altered via pc injected ideas. Even those entering the trades require a remedial apprenticeship in basic math and language skills to begin learning a craft. Some will overcome the system and seek self instruction but that is also a learned trait that few posess.

      • crystalevans

        I read once about a trade program, I forgot exactly what it was that had problems finding applicants who pass a basic math exam.

      • MBlanc46

        I’m sure that depends on the high school. A diploma from New Trier HS in the north suburbs of Chicago certainly does (it might even mean almost as much as it did fifty years ago). Lyons Township HS (a couple of miles south of me and mostly white) will give all but the brightest kids all the education that they can handle. Proviso West HS (a couple of miles north of me and mostly black) is a place that any parent who can avoid sending their kids there will avoid it.

    • crystalevans

      These students will be competing with illegal immigrants for the jobs that “Americans will not do”.

  • Don

    The local school district had listed a week ago for the third quarter
    40% of the enrolled students on the honor roll–B’s or higher. The
    community is vanilla ice cream average. If this sort of fluff were done to
    our currency, it’d be immediate disaster. This is just postponed disaster.

  • bigone4u

    The taxpayers do and do and do for minorities, but look at the thanks we get–abysmal graduation rates. What’s the answer in the minds of DWLs? Throw more money down the black and brown bottomless rat hole. “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.”

  • jay11

    Do you want in on a little secret? The graduation rate for blacks and latinos would be even LOWER if it wasn’t for all the fudging, easy grading, low-skill ‘projects’ in lieu of book work and outright cheating that goes on in urban schools all over the land. I’ve worked in four such places over the last 15 years. Any teacher who tries to hold out for ‘standards’ too long is labeled an ‘ineffective’ teacher and drummed out. The rest of us take note and make sure little Jose or Dontavious gets a passing mark, regardless of whether or not they did any work or not. The shenanigans that surround the ‘state’ tests is even worse, with data manipulation ongoing from the top down.

    • libertarian 1234

      I have no experience with today’s students, but from what I can gather from reading a lot of info on the “achievement gap,” I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the vast majority of blacks who have a high school diploma are reading and doing math on about an eighth grade level…..and below.

    • Viv Jasper

      Ha. I’ve taught high school. You know what we call black grads who are reading and doing math at an 8th grade level? Gifted. Seriously, the gifted program used to be almost all white, on-level used to be all black and mexican. (Back then, gifted = on level; on level = remedial) Then somebody noticed the racial segregation and started placing the brightest black kids (bright black kid = kid who hasn’t gotten into trouble for violent activity and occasionally does homework) into the gifted classes. It’s such a joke now.

      • crystalevans

        I always thought that kids had to pass a test to be accepted into gifted programs.

        • Viv Jasper

          Yes, there is a test. (Tests are racist, by the way.) But students who don’t measure up can still be placed in the GT program based upon faculty recommendations. Faculty members are highly encouraged to seek out promising students from “disadvantaged” communities and placing them in classes where they will be totally in over their heads. I used to think that my school district had simply gone mad, but I’ve heard of similar things happening elsewhere as well.

  • crystalevans

    Last saturday night, I watched a show on Oprah’s network about a troubled high school in New Orleans. They showed one student who was 18 and a high school sophomore! I was a Sophomore when I was 15! At age 18, I already had my diploma. You mean it takes nearly 3 to 4 years to finish one year of high school?

    • Felix_M

      They showed one student who was 18 and a high school sophomore!

      I’ll bet he was the president of the school’s honor society, to boot.

  • IKantunderstand

    Once again, MSM lies. None of that is going to happen. How could it? We are talking about the importation of stone age people. They never developed the wheel. They never developed a written language. We import them to the U.S. and then we are aghast at their inability to flush a toilet! But, apparently, these stone age savages, are smart!!! And by 2020, through gazillions of funding, they will pass the tests, (yeah right) or if Amnesty goes through, they won’t have to! Because AA will hire and promote them anyway. Meanwhile, our children will be continued to be shoved aside. We will become like those Whites in South Africa, hidden from view, making very little money, and totally dependent on their savage, dull-witted, “masters”. But yet, expected to run the country.

  • freddy_hills

    Even generally high-performing states such Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Connecticut have strikingly poor records with some minority students.

    I would suggest its minority students rather than the states who have strikingly poor records.

    Minnesota has the biggest gaps: The graduation rate for African-American and Hispanic students hovered around 50 percent in 2011, compared to 84 percent for white students.

    The harder the schools the bigger the gap.

  • JohnEngelman

    Reducing the dropout rate while raising academic standards is like cutting taxes and balancing the budget. It cannot be done.

    When standards are raised many students discover that they cannot meet them, or that they lack the drive to do so. These drop out.

    A high dropout rate is something a school should be proud of. It means that standards are not compromised.

  • Felix_M

    If they’re expected to reach a 90% graduation rate factoring in the continued “browning” of America, then the only way they’re going to meet their goal is by lowering standards.

  • SirDingus

    Blacks don’t graduate from high school because they spend an average of seven hours a day watching TV, which is probably more than they spend working. As for studying, that’s too low on the scale to count. For one thing you have to read to study and as a black comedian recently said, if you want to hide money from a black person put it in a book.

  • Jason Sevenson

    Well of course the whites are ahead of blacks in graduation rates. We’ve been proven to have the higher IQ’s, and this is clearly showing in school graduation rates. If it were not for all of the grade-fudging to allow blacks to pass through high school. Those white teachers that are fudging these grades seem to just want to get these black students out of their classroom, as they know there’s no way they can teach them anything.

  • Graduating worker bees!