According to the national education magazine, the state’s on-time graduation rate jumped to 66.3 percent in 2006 from 53.2 percent in 1996. The national average in 2006 was 69.2 percent.
The Palmetto State now ranks 37th among states and the District of Columbia, ahead of both North Carolina, ranked 42nd, and Georgia, ranked 49th.
Later in the article:
An acceptable graduation rate is 90 percent by the year 2020, according to a survey of S.C. parents, educators and taxpayers.
We put so much effort into education and we can’t get decent number of kids to finish. Why?