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Screwy numbers

November 6, 2009

I am finding it very hard to believe that:

Graduation rates rose by 47 percent over the past five years, according to Government figures.

According to this RG article, where in this one:

More than 50 percent of young black males enrolled in the public education system leave before obtaining their secondary school certificate.

How are graduation rates increasing by over 47% in the last five years and yet more than 50% of young black males aren’t graduating??  I understand that we are including females and males of other races in the 47%  statistic, but that still seems a little high to me, considering the govt graduation rates of the last few years….please correct me if I’ve misinterpreted something.

Oh wait…I like these stats even better…

The rate at CedarBridge was announced as 97 percent, with a further two percent graduating after summer school.

 
 

Ninety-one percent of Berkeley students graduated in June, with another seven percent graduating after summer school.

 
 

The total combined graduation rate for S4 students in both schools, was recorded as 99 percent.

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