Lying by Telling the Truth

Monday, His Excellency Arne Duncan touted “a continuing upward trend in graduation rates.”  USDOE has a Press Release to the same effect.

What Duncan and USDOE neglected to mention was that the NAEP long-term data do not show improvements in reading or math scores of seventeen-year-old students.

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Duncan is not dumb, so he must be deliberately overlooking the obvious conclusion, which is nothing to brag about:

Easier Grading = Higher Graduation Rate

Your tax dollars at “work.”