There’s nothing here we have not said before, but the Daily Independent still has a nice summary on an enduring problem in “Dropouts cost state millions of dollars in lost revenue.”
For the CATS Task Force, if the CATS school assessment program really is improving things, as some of you are already claiming, then why isn’t that showing up in other areas like much stronger graduation rates and much stronger college preparation?
We’ve seen a little improvement in grad rates, but there is disturbing evidence that this is mostly just social promotion.
How about some real bang for our hard earned bucks? Kentuckians have been waiting more than 18 years. As the Daily Independent points out, so far we have just been paying twice – once for an education system that isn’t “carrying the mail” for our kids, and again – heavily – for the social costs of failing those kids.