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Friday, February 01, 2019
NYC's Bogus Graduation Rate Increases Again.
While I usually disagree with the New York Post's Editorial. I find myself in agreement that the NYC graduation rate is bogus. As expected. the NYC graduation rate improved to 75.9% and Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza proclaimed success in improving student academic achievement. However, the truth is far different.
It's no secret that the graduation rate is bogus and that many schools are simply diploma mills. Principals are always pressuring teachers, especially untenured teachers to pass failing students. Furthermore, many schools give "credit recovery" courses that consist of a paper or an online test that the student can take as many times as he or she needs to pass. Finally, the State lowered Regents graduation standards and eliminated the requirement of taking the Social Studies Regents. Finally the academic achievement gap between White/Asian students and Black/Latino students is as wide as ever when it comes to getting an advanced Regents diploma. 50% Asian and 35% White students achieved that goal, compared to only Black 8% and Latino 12% students. You can read the article Here.
Back in 2017 I posted all the unscreened high schools in Queens that showed that few schools had a graduation rate/college readiness rate of less than 1.5 that is a better indicator of student academic achievement . Anything over 2 are simply a diploma mill You can see the listHere