As a quick aside, did anyone else notice that the stock video footage used on Glenn Beck's recent television segment concerning leftist intolerance on college campuses (i.e. Columbia and Emory) was of downtown Athens and UGA? You can read the transcript here.
Now that it has been in the news for a couple of days (I saw it first on Yahoo on Monday afternoon and it appeared on Nealz Nuze's Reading Assignments and in the Banner-Herald on Tuesday), this report concerning "dropout factories" reads like a profile of the Clarke County School District doesn't it? As one would suspect, school districts across the country that qualify as “dropout factories” are running for the tall grass and blasting the research and all involved.
And as if that is not bad enough, according to the Banner-Herald, a report from the National Women’s Law Center “found that 41 percent of Georgia's girls dropped out of school in 2003-4, ranking the state at the very bottom of the 43 states studied.”
And so it goes.
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