Education values lost in the numbers

posted by
June 9, 2011
Our Future Blog
by Jeff Bryant  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Just as climate scientists warn Americans to brace for a long hot summer, anyone paying attention to the nation's public schools can expect a summer of more of the same, heated cross-fire between the 'reformist' politicians and pundits, and the growing population of skeptics who disagree with them. For example, just as most high schools in the country were holding commencement ceremonies, education researchers reported that the national graduation rate for the most recent year available (2008) was the highest level for the nation’s public high schools since the 1980s, marking a 'significant turnaround following two consecutive years of declines and stagnation.'" (06/08/11)  

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