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    Filed at 6:51 am under by dcobranchi

    Here’s an interesting article about how the graduation rate in Florida is determined. The state figures it at roughly 68 percent, but “Florida factors in GED recipients, as well as students who have moved out of state, or into home schooling programs, dropout prevention programs or adult-education programs, when figuring the rates.” The Manhattan Institute looks at kids who make it all the way through the g-schools and arrives at a 56 percent.

    I’m conflicted on this one. While I think that someone who drops out of high school and later picks up a GED should be counted as a dropout, I have a problem with treating homeschoolers the same. But just saying that the graduation rate is somewhere between 56 and 68 percent is unacceptably vague. Ideas?

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