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AM News: NAACP Endorses Charter Moratorium, White House Touts Record HS Grad Rate

Members of Memphis List rode three buses to Cincinnati to protest the @NAACP decision on charter schools commercialappeal.com/story/news/edu…

Protesters interrupt NAACP board meeting in Cincinnati http://ow.ly/sALF305fvC4

The NAACP Takes A Major Stand Against The Growth Of Charter Schools | Huffington Post http://ow.ly/4HmG305fvaD

NAACP Officially Calls for a Ban on New Charter Schools blogs.edweek.org/edweek/charter…

Nation's high school graduation rate reaches new record high washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Graduation Rate Hits Record High of 83.2 Percent blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Union workers rally, urge votes for Clinton and McGinty - Philly.com ow.ly/uuSz305ftY6

Bridgeport school board in turmoil ctpost.com/local/article/…

AFT Criticizes 'Neovouchers' for Private Schools ow.ly/d81J305ftX4

KIPP strives to lift New Orleans grads past their struggles ow.ly/iOYR305ejIe

Fairfax school system hopes to put another $100 million toward teacher raises  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

What you need to know about the $9-billion school bond on the ballot latimes.com/local/educatio…

Tiny city becomes battleground in larger war over LA charter school expansionscpr.org/news/2016/10/1… 

Should New Orleans have closed so many schools? Study explores charter trend nola.com/education/inde…

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Re: the Washington Post's high school graduation rate story: Secretary King is right when he says these data indicate progress, since they imply a shrinking in the converse, the high school dropout rate; but combined with the test score data, they also indicate that an American high school diploma certifies even less general academic competence than before. Even if school districts cajole low achievers to stay in school and do better on tests, so that they look better in the eyes of their federal supervisors, those kids are only marginally better off, and the departing Obama educational administration represents eight years of missed opportunity to develop in the United States a school system that really can compete with the best in the world; so they should prepare to leave town with their heads hanging in disappointment, which is how I think of them, rather than crowing over achievement inadequate to the challenges this country continues to face.

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