California has made higher graduation rates one of its key measures for assessing school performance as part of its new accountability system. Graduation rates have increased steadily in California in recent years, now reaching an average of 83.2 percent for the class of 2016.
But just how high can or should graduation rates go?
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Michelle King has set a goal of graduating 100 percent of district students.
But one of the state’s leading experts on how to increase graduation rates says that is not likely to happen without far-reaching changes in the society as a whole.
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