Washington Post Focuses on Carnegie Corporation Report

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Carnegie Corporation Reports that Common Core Could Possibly Increase the High School Dropout Rate Unless Learning Environments Are Drastically Changed

The Carnegie Corporation of New York, which supports the Common Core State Standards, published a report in 2013 with information The Washinton Post calls "startling" that was "little noticed" in the education world until recently: that the high school dropout rate could double as a result of the Core initiative.
The report says that the six-year dropout rate would rise from 15 percent to 30 percent dropout rate by 2020 unless learning environments are drastically changed — which isn’t happening even as the Core is being implemented in many states. It also projects that the four-year graduation rate would drop from 75 percent to 53 percent....


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