Kansas and federal officials reportedly are trying to reconcile puzzling differences in the ways high school dropout rates are being calculated; for example, Kansas put its 2001-02 graduation rate at 85 percent, but a recent national study put the stateâ€™s rate that year at 74 percent. Meanwhile, those on the front lines of crime and punishment might want to ponder some revealing related statistics, as reported by The Hutchinson News: Last year, 40 percent of Kansasâ€™ 9,100 inmates were high school dropouts, and just 5 percent had received postsecondary education.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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