The drop-out dodge

California has been fudging drop-out data for years, writes Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee. It was the only issue on which critics from the right and the left agreed.

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  1. Talk about managing expectations!

    The dropout rate for whites and Asians is 80% and that’s supposed to be good. And it is by comparison to the dropout rate for blacks, Hispanics and American Indians which is about 50%. Puts whatever mischief might result from the NCLB into prespective.

  2. Uhhh, that should be “graduation rate for whites and Asians”.