[In the News]: D.C.’s Scandal and the Nationwide Problem of Fudging Graduation Numbers

The most recent school system reporting a higher graduation rate than it deserved—in the District of Columbia—is just the latest example in a growing case file of school systems where investigators have uncovered bogus graduation-rate practices. Those revelations have unleashed a wave of questions about the pressures and incentives built into U.S. high schools, and […]