Skip to comments.Only 1 of 2 students graduate high school in US cities: study
Posted on 04/01/2008 1:17:31 PM PDT by rocksblues
Three out of 10 US public school students do not graduate from high school, and major city school districts only graduate one out of two students, according to a study released Tuesday.
In a report on graduation rates around the country, the EPE Research Center and the America Promise Alliance also showed that the high school graduation rate -- finishing 12 grades of school -- in big cities falls to as low as just 34.6 percent in Baltimore, Maryland, and barely over 40 percent for the troubled Ohio cities of Columbus and Cleveland.
And it said that black and native American student's have effectively a one-in-two chance of getting a high school diploma.
"Our analysis finds that graduating from high school in America's largest cities amounts, essentially, to a coin toss," the study said.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
It’s not the kids really, it’s their parents’ lack of values.
Obviously we are not spending enough! /s/
Better throw more money at it! /s
MSM has been hawking this news all day. As if it is news. In other news, Oprah is back up to 260.
It’s not the kids that need to care, it’s their parents.
And when the fedgov is a “no strings attached” sugar daddy, there’s really no reason to care about how your kids turn out.
You give them books and they eat the covers.
Well you spend your life in liberal promulgated poverty and crime, I can see where it would difficult to keep to one’s studies.
So much for the ‘Leadership' of Kwame Kilpatrick and his band of corrupt thugs in “Moving the City forward”.
Here’s how ALL issues evolve in which “liberalism” is involved:
1) There is a discomfort that a few in our society are experiencing due to their lifestyle choices.
2) Libs aim to alleviate this discomfort (CONSEQUENCE) by making everyone else pay for it.
3) Libs are surprised to find out that there is a much higher occurrence of the lifestyle choice leading to the consequence.
4) Libs demand more money to address the “crisis”.
Lately it’s been the teachers. lol
Wow, so it is just a roll of the dice I guess. Not up to the individual at all.
1 in 2 would be a record year for the school I graduated from!!!
The inner-city school I graduated from was and still is graduating on average 15% of its students.
Over a billion dollars was poured into the Kansas City, Missouri school system by order of a federal judge. Some outstanding facilities were built but it didn’t help the students’ education.
No child left behind, even if it is unable to spell its own name.
So where do the 1/2 of those that don’t graduate vanish to?
And the parents.
And the parents.
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