An educator in Oregon sent the following message:
To get a waiver from NCLB the state of Oregon promised that 100% of students
will graduate from high school and 80% will complete college. I’m not sure
if this is madness or deliberate deception because the date set for reaching
these goals is 2025. By then,the governor and legislators will be long
gone, and/or the education pendulum will have swung in some other weird direction.
This is not quite right. The goals are:
100% will get a high school diploma.
And to quote one of the commenters on this post, who quotes the state’s waiver request (p. 24):
“Eighty percent must continue their education beyond high school with half of those earning associate’s degrees or professional/technical certificates, and half achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher. This goal, commonly referred to and as the 40/40/20 Goal, gives Oregon the most ambitious high school and college completion targets of any state in the country.”
A reader adds this astute observation: