Georgia Dropout Numbers Nearly Double with New Federal Calculation

Under the new, more rigorous formula that the federal government made all states use this year, the state's graduation rate plunged from 80.9 percent to 67.4 percent -- one of the nation's lowest. For years, inflated graduation rates helped state and local districts meet political pressures and claim success but did nothing for the kids who quit school unnoticed.
August 20, 2012

Under the new, more rigorous formula that the federal government made all states use this year, the state's graduation rate plunged from 80.9 percent to 67.4 percent -- one of the nation's lowest. For years, inflated graduation rates helped state and local districts meet political pressures and claim success but did nothing for the kids who quit school unnoticed.

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