Recent Data Shows Decline in High School Dropout Rates

Source: Washington Post

According to a new study, U.S. high school dropout rates and the number of high schools with fewer than 60% of freshman graduating in four years have fallen significantly since 2008. Bob Wise, head of the Alliance for Excellent Education, nonprofit and co-publisher of the study, told the Washington Post that progress has been made, but it’s not quite a “total success.”

Some confounding variables curbing excitement over the data include the recent introduction of laws that abolish exit exams as well as the recent creation of lower tier diplomas in certain states. Both of these measures contribute to the decrease in dropouts but do not measure student preparedness for the workforce or secondary education.

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