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College Readiness

Diploma = Education?

Andrew Wilk is an educator and writer who lives in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and writes at He submitted a letter to the News Gazette in response to the much talked about piece in the New York Times, "As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short", commenting that the paper had finally "admitted the blindingly obvious."
The net result of this peculiar national predilection for equating graduation with actual education has been as predictable as the sun coming up in the east every morning: fewer and fewer students are ready for college.

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