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High school graduation rates

2008-10-23 15:01:11.703315+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

The Education Trust organization claims that the United States is the only industrialized nation in which children are less likely than their parents to graduate from high school.

One of the things that seems weird to me is that the discrepancies on graduation rate statistics seem so high. I'd think it'd be relatively easy to sample a population, ask about a high school diploma, and break it down by year.

At any rate, if you're looking for some doom and gloom, there's your morning dose.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-23 20:14:12.922526+00 by: ebradway

Interesting - the stats are more "completing high school on time" not "getting a high school diploma".

I almost dropped out of high school before 12th grade because it was so painfully boring. My intention was to get my GED and start college.

The High School Diploma is one of those mythical American fetishes much like being a homeowner.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-23 21:19:56.895456+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ahhh. I saw that phrase, and didn't follow up as far as I should have.

And, I believe that my youngest sister never completed high school, she got accepted to college without graduating, and went rather than bothering to finish. She's now a high school teacher.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-24 02:57:39.872317+00 by: JT

I got a GED in 10th grade so I could work at a place called KLH computers. You needed a high school diploma or GED to work there, so I got a GED and still completed high school.