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Old 05-27-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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Graduation rate means little if the students took easy classes.
Right, graduation rates are meaningless.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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High School Graduation Rates by State

That's what I read.for whatever its worth
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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Yes the rates do matter, under both NCLB and RTT.

You guys that always talk about "easy classes" do realize that 1/2 of the population is below average in IQ?
And half the population is above average in IQ.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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And half the population is above average in IQ.
And your pointless point would be? Which makes as much sense as your "if the took easy classes". Or do you live in Lake Woebegone where every child is above average?
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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I'm fairly certain that most states have similar curriculums. So we can all pull stats from various sites proving our points..no one has given concrete evidence and provided first hand experience as to why a certain state has a better schooling system then the next. Personally I believe good schools can be found in most suburbs of most larger cities and even mid sized cities. Obviously you can find good schools also in small cities and rural areas as well. But I was just curious if there was anything to the whole " this states education system is superior to this states because...".
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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So I found it interesting that someone from back home (Chicago) said the Texas (where I am now) has a poor education system.so I went online (knowing that some of the high schools out here with far lower property taxes have equal rankings on real estate websites) and found that Texas is actually tied for 3rd with a handful of states behind Wisconsin and Iowa for highest high school graduation rate (86%) were Illinois has a graduation rate of 84%. So brings me to the question...what states have the best schooling systems? And what makes it better than another states?
What part of Texas do you reside?
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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What part of Texas do you reside?
Northwest burbs of Austin (cedar park area)
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