By Russ Moore
May is known for flowers, Memorial Day, graduations and – to some in the education arena – the annual GradNation
report by America’s Promise Alliance
The report, the seventh annual, is commendable: chock-full of well-researched statistics and compelling charts reporting America’s progress becoming a “GradNation” by achieving an average high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. Sadly, the predictable “spin” from groups with an ax to grind has also hit the streets.
Case in point: A recent article
on the Education Week (EdWeek) blog has the tantalizing headline: “Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Account for Most Low-Grad-Rate Schools, Study Finds.”
EdWeek may not be an “enemy” of school choice, but a casual search of its…