Back to the Future: High School Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are at a 40-year high, a positive bit of news that hasn't gotten much attention. Larry Cuban speculates that the reason we don't celebrate this more has something to do with knowing that we still have many underperforming schools. More likely, says, Cuban, the lack of attention is rooted in our belief that our schools are failing, as evidenced by most education rhetoric since A Nation at Risk.