Government school achieves huge bump in graduation rate by just passing everyone
Looks like somebody may have finally come up with a better system than Common Core. John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York was having a lot of trouble with their numbers. Not enough students were graduating, and that’s bad for business. But rather than messing around with the tedious business of trying to motivate the students and their parents or examine how effective the teachers actually are, they clearly had one of those, wow, I could have had a V-8 moments. In 2009 they were only graduating 56% of their students. But by 2013 – just five short years later – they had boosted that number up to 74%. That’s some incredible progress! But how did they do it?
As it turns out, you can get the graduation numbers up far more efficiently if you just give almost everyone a passing grade.
John Dewey High School
50 Avenue X,
Brooklyn, NY 11223