[Susan notes: Vermont has the highest high school graduation rate in the nation, and our 'progressive' governor wants to ruin it by making algebra, geometry, and god-knows-what-else requirements for graduation. One high school here has 32 different paths to a high school graduation. It's quite wonderful. But ed reformers want everything to be standardized. ]
To the editor
The US Department of Education's announcement that the nation's high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, ( Study: High school grad rate highest since '76 Jan 21) sends the message that those who take longer than four years to finish high school are somehow failures.
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