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Less Than Half??

Michael Flynn
June 8, 2008, 8:25pm

Education Week released their latest study on graduation rates. They aren't alarmists, but reading between the lines is pretty freakin scary. Nationally, only around 70% of 9th graders will actually graduate high school. That's the good news. In Nevada, only 45% of 9th graders will get their high school diploma. So, the majority of 9th graders in the Silver State won't graduate high school. Again, High School. In...the...United...States...of...America. When I speak on immigration, I often hear that "they won't assimuate into our culture". Of course they do, but reading this report makes me hope they won't.

Michael Flynn is Director of Government Affairs


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