Um yeah…mental eye-roll
Earlier this month I told you about Oregon’s plan to count hundreds of students who completed four years of high school but don’t have diplomas as “graduates,”thereby raising the state’s on-time high school graduation rate, which currently ranks second-lowest in the nation. Now they’ve got another great idea….
Oregon Live: A small but growing group of Oregon high schools, including those in Albany, Dallas, Redmond and Lebanon, have found a legal way to get an extra $6,500 per student from the state school fund to usher students through a fifth year of high school that is actually a first year of college.
Leaders in districts that don’t offer students a free year of community college after they complete high school graduation requirements have cried foul at the use of money intended to pay for K-12 education to fund college instead.
But the head of Oregon’s…
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