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Cheating Students in D.C. with Phony Credentials | Diane Ravitch's blog

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Yeah, this needs to stop.

Ouch: "The dirty little secret of American education is that not only do half of students in high-poverty high schools drop out, but most of those who graduate—as I found in my two years teaching and testing students—operate at about the fifth-grade level in academics, organization and behavior. These graduates must then take noncredit remedial courses should they try to go to college."

She says 80% of high-poverty high school freshmen in America have only elementary school skills.

That is really, really sad.

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