Only 67 percent of Oregon high school students earn degrees

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Oregon's on-time high school graduation rate rose 1% to 67% for the class of 2011.

Gov. John Kitzhaber called the 67 percent rate "unacceptable." 
Most of Oregon's large and medium-size districts failed to get even 70 percent of the students who entered high school in fall 2007 to earn a diploma within four years.
High school dropouts are 50 percent more likely to be unemployed than people who earn a diploma and never go to college, and their annual earnings are dramatically lower -- less than $22,000 on average in 2010 compared with $29,000 for those with a high school education, said Brenda Turner, occupational economist with the Oregon Employment Department.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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Nunya
0 #1 MisleadingNunya 2012-01-29 12:30:08
This is a misleading statistic. It simply shows how many students get a diploma "within four years". That does not necessarily mean they drop-out. Under these guidlines, a student who takes one extra term to complete his or her credits, falls under the misleading "drop-out" percentage.
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