The High School Graduation Rate Is Not an Accurrate Reflection of Young Adults’ Preparedness for Jobs

What Five Easy Theses says about meaningless high school diplomas: The degree of preparedness for college or a meaningful job is incomparably more important than the commonly measured high school graduation rate. The latter is too often little more than a proxy for attendance.Five Easy Theses

Meaningless high school diplomas in action: The number of students earning high school diplomas has risen to historic peaks, yet measures of academic readiness for college or jobs are much lower. This has led educators to question the real value of a high school diploma. —The New York Times