Saturday, May 30, 2009

Your tax dollars at work


A news report on line this morning from Channel 7 in Denver. Do you find this acceptable? I don't. 25% don't graduate from high school in Colorado. What a shame.

DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Education says the statewide high school graduation rate is down, but so is the dropout rate.

The department said 73.9 percent of students -- or 46,291 students -- graduated in the class of 2008, the latest figure available. That's down from 75 percent in 2007.

The dropout rate improved to 3.8 percent, from 4.4 percent in 2006-07. Education Commissioner Dwight Jones said the number of dropouts fell by more than 2,500.

The state reports graduation rates by tracking students from ninth to 12th grades and accounting for transfers.

The graduation rate for the class of 2008 was 81.6 percent for white students, 57.5 percent for Native Americans, 82.8 percent for Asians and 64.1 percent for blacks.

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