– And in Kentucky, too
Says the New York Daily News,
“Calling it the ‘Enron of American education,’ Comptroller William Thompson Tuesday accused the Education Department of manipulating data to boost graduation rates.”
Yeah, but that’s New York City, you say.
Well, right here in Kentucky we continue to get bloated high school graduation statistics based on a discredited calculation that uses discredited dropout statistics – a process that was officially audited in 2006 and found to be well off the mark.
Still, three years later, no-one but the Bluegrass Institute and the State Auditor of Public Accounts seems to care.
Since the Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education won’t do it (I tried), when will the legislature finally step in and demand a better quality high school graduation rate calculation?