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The New York Times boldly says what needs to be said with this recent piece: The Counterfeit High School Diploma Contrary to what most Americans believe, earning a high school diploma does not equal college…

The New York Times boldly says what needs to be said with this recent piece:

The Counterfeit High School Diploma
Contrary to what most Americans believe, earning a high school diploma does not equal college readiness, or even proper preparation for entry-level jobs in the workforce. While the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) preserves and protects some critical practices to improve student learning, like mandatory annual testing, it also has some persistent shortcomings. It is important for education advocates to recognize and address the fact that “most states still have weak curriculums and graduation requirements that make high school diplomas useless and that leave graduates unprepared for college, the job market or even meeting entry requirements for the Army,” writes the NYT Editorial Board. This is a stark reminder of both the moral and economic imperative to bring our public education system into the 21st century. America must deliver on the promise, and necessity, of providing an excellent education for all.

Read the entire article here.

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