The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Kentucky is finally about to get honest with its high school graduation rate reporting.
But, don’t credit the Kentucky Department of Education or the Kentucky Board of Education.
This is being forced on the state’s educators by changes I discussed before from the US Department of Education.
One stunning quote from the Enquirer’s article:
“’At a time when most middle-class jobs require more than just a high school education, many states seem willing to accept remarkably high dropout rates,’ said Anna Habash, author of an Education Trust report that says states set graduation standards too low.”
We’ve been saying the same for years. Why didn’t Kentucky’s educators do the right thing on their own — a long time ago — without having to have the feds drag them to the honesty table?