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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Schools “Cheat” to Maintain Graduation Rates


“As deadlines approached for schools to start making passage of the [exit] exams a requirement for graduation, and practice tests indicated that large numbers of students would fail, many states softened standards, delayed the requirement or added alternative paths to a diploma.” (New York Times, Tuesday)

Maybe the schools are accomplishing just what they set out to accomplish.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Central Fallacy of Public Schooling” by Daniel Hager