North Carolina posts large increase in 10-year graduation rate

Education Week‘s Diplomas Count 2011 study tracked statewide graduation rate increases from 1998-2008.  North Carolina’s increase (15.4 percent) was second only to Tennessee (20.0 percent) and far outpaced the national average (6.1 percent).  New York, Florida, and New Jersey round out the top five states.

North Carolina posted an impressive increase, but we still do not know what produced it.  Keep this in mind when folks credit their favorite initiatives and criticize Republicans for cutting, changing, or eliminating “effective” programs.

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

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...