Wednesday, November 18, 2009

An unpleasant reminder about education

A recent study by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation ranks the states on a variety of indicators. It turns out the Colorado is #1 in the nation in terms of ACT and SAT scores, but we're 29th in our public high school graduation rate, and 41st in our student-teacher ratio in primary schools. So it's not a great place to be a K-12 student, but if you get through that system, you'll likely get into a good college.

This, of course, means that those who are doing well in Colorado's schools are doing really well, and those who aren't doing well are really doing pretty crappy.

1 comment: said...

Or marginal students are not taking the exams, which raises the average score.