Ah yes, the American school system... making new strides in failure. Good thing
that 83% of all statistics are all made up anyhow.
Hmm... so kids that can't count are graduating and the schools that haven't
taught them to count, can't count either.
It is going to be great to finally have accurate numbers - how many students
that enter our high schools complete high school? We currently do not have that
information and the public believe the number is much higher than it really
is.I am not blaming the schools for this. I think it will be great
when we know how many students choose a different path, and begin to recognize
that this isn't necessarily a bad thing. We have several children and one did
not complete high school - is now in college - and doing great. High school was
something I wish we had given up on earlier. If I had been aware that there is
a large percentage of students who choose other paths, I may have found more
information and support in developing that path and avoided a lot of
distress.Unfortunately the schools keep trying to present the
message that they are the "fit" for all students. They beat that drum
incessantly, and try to make you feel like a loser if their system doesn't work
for your child. This new information may help change that and allow
parents to "see" all the options available.