Social Class Links 06/27/2013

  • While K-12 schools may be doing their job getting students to college, the US has some of the highest college drop out rates in the world. 

    While the piece quotes one student about the daunting costs of college, and present no international comparisons of the price of college in different counties, they do fall back on arguments of international comparisons of tests scores — as if ranking has anything to do with actual preparation for college. 

    “More than 70 percent of Americans matriculate at a four-year college — the seventh-highest rate among 23 developed nations for which the O.E.C.D. compiles such statistics. But less than two-thirds end up graduating. Including community colleges, the graduation rate drops to 53 percent. Only Hungary does worse.”

    tags: social class

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