South Carolina Has The Nation's Second Worst Graduation Rate -- Will The GOP Offer Solutions?Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|With the New Hampshire primary now secured by Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidates are setting their sights on South Carolina, the nation's first southern primary. And in one big respect, South Carolina is significantly different from the two states that preceded it in casting votes for the GOP nominee: its high school graduation rate is far lower.
In 2010, New Hampshire had the ninth highest high school graduation rate in the country at 83.3 percent. Caucus state Iowa was third, with 86.4 percent. South Carolina, however, is 49th, at 61.9 percent.
What would the Republican candidates do about this problem? Not very much, besides unite in their desire to abolish the Education Department entirely.
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