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AcneVulgaris: I wonder what the literacy rate is.
reklamfox: Good for them. In VA we still use standardized tests to rate our teachers effectiveness and they will pass anybody in order to keep their funding. Seriously, I walked across the stage with kids who could barely read and write at an elementary school level. It's insulting to the kids who worked hard and did well in school. At least this state seems to get that you cant reach every kid. Some of them are simply empty headed slack-jawed yokels who don't give a shiat about their education, and the school shouldn't be punished for that. I never thought I would say this, but good for Iowa./end rant
untaken_name: Gotta love that phrasing: ONLY failing 12%....How about ONLY passing 88%? I would have gotten disowned for bringing home a grade that poor.
nmrsnr: It's easy, just mail everyone who turns 18 a diploma, whether they deserve it or not.
Ryker's Peninsula: That's where the tall corn grows.
TheManofPA: I wish they had a link to all 50 states (or I missed it on the page). Not for any snark, I just want to know how everyone is doing.
Amos Quito: Ryker's Peninsula: That's where the tall corn grows.Corn is the answer.
Rufus Lee King: nmrsnr: It's easy, just mail everyone who turns 18 a diploma, whether they deserve it or not./not suggesting that's what's happening, but don't states have different standards for graduation? How fair is this comparison?FTA (fairly early in): "The 2010-11 academic year marked the first time all 50 states used a uniform, more rigorous standard to measure how many students graduated, the federal education report said."