Thursday, April 3, 2008
DISD Graduation Rate 44 percent
America's Promise Alliance, a national organization, released a report that showed seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates that were lower than 50 percent. The report also shows that nationally about 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a diploma and that more students in suburban and rural public high schools are more likely to graduate on time.
Dallas Independent School District's most recent dropout numbers show only 7 percent. There is a vast difference in the numbers and the school district only disagreed but had no explanation. They did say that they were working with Dallas Achieves on retention of students, but did not say if the direction was based on 7 percent or 44 percent dropout rate. One number is moderate and the other is at an alarm state.
Dallas ISD is always working on plans and changes, and they should be for improvement, but the results rarely seem to be adequate. Why? Why? Why?