Uh oh! Those hatchet men at RAND are up to it again…this time maligning the Pittsburgh schools! New RAND study says that, like most other urban districts, Pittsburgh has a dropout problem. It’s apparently a devastating problem for the
“It’s very incendiary to put something like this out there when there’s so much gray area and speculation,” board member Randall Taylor said at a meeting last night. “For us to tell the city we are not graduating this many students, this is devastating to the city.”
The report also offers a nice walk-through of some of the issues surrounding calculating grad rates.
Update: This post should have mentioned that Brian Gill of RAND, an author of the report, is on the ES Research Advisory Board.