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Filed at 3:34 am under by dcobranchi

An Iowa school district has been placed on “watch” status because of a low graduation rate. The Superintendent blamed the shortcoming on homeschoolers.

A student who moves away is not counted against the district, but students who leave to attend homeschool do affect the graduation rate, and Fairfield does have a larger number of students who opt for a home-school program than other districts do, pointed out Triplett.
The home-school issue has not been addressed by the Iowa Department of Education, said Triplett.


3 Responses to “OUR FAULT”

Comment by
Steve LaBonne
December 17th, 2003
at 9:03 am

I wonder if it occured to this Nimrod to ask WHY his district has more parents pulling their kids out of his schools than other districts do? OK, I really don’t wonder about that. 😉

Comment by
Tony Rosen
December 17th, 2003
at 1:10 pm

since Iowa has a high proportion of mormons, this doesn’t suprise me at all.

Comment by
December 18th, 2003
at 10:07 am

Actually, more than Mormans, Fairfield, Iowa is home to the Maharishi University of Management (Consciousness-Based Education) and other things involving the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (yes, the one involved with the Beatles).