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Grad rates have become the education establishment’s Potemkin village

Grad rates have become the education establishment’s Potemkin village

By Larry Sand | Originally published in the California Policy Center A couple of months ago, the education establishment told us that “U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups.” But in the real world this is nothing more than a façade – a Potemkin village. Some schools improve their graduation numbers by […]

Too many kids are failing in California, and so is the education establishment

Too many kids are failing in California, and so is the education establishment

By Larry Sand | Originally published in the California Policy Center High school graduation rates have traditionally been a barometer of student success, as well as a measure of the quality of school systems. The members of California’s education establishment have been high-fiving each other over the state’s on-time high school graduation rate reaching 83.2 percent […]

Ventura County Community College District 2017 Graduation Rates

Ventura County Community College District 2017 Graduation Rates

Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College awarded a total of 7,475 Associate Degrees and Certificates to deserving students during commencement ceremonies held last week on each of the college campuses.  Moorpark College conferred 2,321 degrees (a 25 percent increase with 590 more students earning degrees than last year); at Oxnard College, 1,444 students applied […]

Oxnard Union High School District Graduation Rates – A Smokescreen

Oxnard Union High School District Graduation Rates – A Smokescreen

. . By Manuela Walter The April 28th Camarillo Acorn published an article titled “District reports rise in graduation rates.” The article states that “The Oxnard-based high school district’s 2016 graduation rate was 83.7 percent.  It was the fourth year of steady improvement and was higher than the state’s record 83.2 percent graduation rate last year, […]