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Stats That Stick: December 1, 2010

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December 01, 2010 09:52 pm

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Stats_That_Stick[1]“I’m spending 99.9 percent of my time making sure we get [ESEA reauthorization] done early in the year.” –Arne Duncan

Graduates who received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 borrowed 50% more (in inflation-adjusted dollars) than their counterparts who graduated in 1996. –Pew Research Center

Eighty-six percent of students and 88 percent of all Americans are now covered under common standards. –Alliance for Excellent Education

The U.S. graduation rate increased from 72 percent in 2002 to 75 percent in 2008 and the number of “dropout factory” high schools fell by 13 percent – from 2,007 in 2002 to 1,746 in 2008. –America’s Promise Alliance

More than a dozen states so far have made mid-year cuts to K-12 education. –National Governors Association

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