At tonight’s board meeting she said the NGA graduation rate now had us at 71 percent and that’s true, unfortunately the federal governments rate had us at 63 percent. Why does it matter, well friends it is because this year we are going to have to be on the federal governments scale, a scale that doesn’t just stop counting kids that enter alternative education programs like the NGA graduation rate does.
Furthermore how can we have an honest debate about graduation rates without talking about the county’s liberal use of grade recovery and gentlemen’s C policies? The answer is we can’t but that doesn’t stop Mrs. Burney from using cherry picked stats to make the district seem better that is it.
Oh and just so you know, only 54% of our African American kids graduate on time a stat Mrs. Burney wouldn’t think about telling you..
To see the states own report on graduation rates click the link below: