More graduates? Thank the poor economy

From an editorial that appeared in the News & Observer,

Educators cite a variety of reasons – from aggressive student-retention programs to the decline in teenage pregnancies – but the sluggish economy appears to be the biggest reason our public-school graduation rate is the highest in more than 30 years.

Wow, I thought “educators” had it all figured out!

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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