Thursday, April 16, 2009

NCLB to allow 5th year for graduation

As NCLB sanctions are increasing, it appears that instead of using four year graduation rates schools will be allowed to use graduation rates for percent of students graduating five years after entering grade 9.

Of course in WA state, SBE is trying to raise credits needed to graduate to 24 credits with core 24. Thus any student who fails even one course who chooses not to go to summer school will not graduate in four years. What a motivation to take the easiest courses possible. {raising the bar often has unintended consequences}.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its a Ponzi scheme that will massively deflate our economy. While the US is printing excessive dollars, most dollars are flying overseas because they can't be spent here. There are not enough spenders or savers. The price of homes is dependent on the wealth of buyers. There are simply not enough of them to close the gap estimated for this year. About 3 million households are more than 3 months in arrears on their mortgage payment. States have no choice but to raise taxes or cut services. The next step is a bond market failure where sellers have no buyers and banks have not enough assets to leverage new loans.