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G.F. Brandenburg: D.C. Is Losing Large Numbers of High School Students by Diane Ravitch

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"G.F. Brandenburg cites an analysis of graduation rates by blogger Valerie Jablow, which confirms the superior performance of D.C.’s public schools.  Nearly half its students are in charter schools which make bold claims about both test scores & graduation rates. As I pointed out in an earlier post, the D.C. public schools actually have higher graduation rates than the D.C. charter schools, despite charter propaganda. But what should be a larger concern  is that both charter high schools and public high schools are losing a large number of students. Wouldn’t it be nice if the education leaders of D.C. stopped the competition for bragging rights and joined together to figure out why they are losing so many young people?Remember that D.C. has been controlled by dyed-in-the-wool corporate since 2007."

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