- Apr 2015
The Education Department did not release graduation rates broken down by race, gender, income and disability, so it’s not clear whether the nation made progress toward closing persistent gaps in graduation rates between subgroups of students. In general, poor children have been less likely to graduate than more-affluent peers, while black and Latino students have been less likely to graduate than white students.
The fact that the education department did not release a breakdown by race, gender and other factors is something that I disagree with. If we don't know what factors have caused graduation rates for specific groups of children to decrease then it won't help us progress in following years. After all education is important to all students because it is what causes them to succeed in life.
“We can take pride as a nation in knowing that we’re seeing promising gains,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement, calling the 2013 graduation rate, the latest for which data is available, a “record-setting milestone.”
I feel so proud about our country at this moment since we are ranked like last in the entire world according to the subject of graduation. Since the graduation rate in 2013 increased we can have a greater possibility of being #1 in education. this shows us that our country is becoming better day by day in education. And we should all take pride in that and hope that in coming years we gain favorable gains like the one in 2013.