Thursday, July 2, 2009

Maryland is a POOR Example of Successful Consolidation

As a follow-up to my previous post entitled Dumbing Down New Jersey, the Education Research Center (www.edweek.org/rc) released the results of the 2008 High School Graduation rates. As seen on the diagram below, New Jersey had the HIGHEST graduation-rate percentage at 83.3%, while Commissioner Davy's model of consolidation, Maryland, ranked 23rd at 73.6%.

Our test scores are higher in EVERY category with the highest graduation-rate. Maybe Maryland should consider de-regionalizing to follow the example of New Jersey's Public Schools.

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