High school drop out rates down nearly 50% the number of people with Bachelor’s degrees up over 50% since 1990. Are schools are not failing. If you look at the charts below you will see that funding for schools doubled since 1990. There appears to be a 1 on 1 correlation between the amount of money you spend on education and the number of people who finish high school and the number who go on to get a Bachelor’s degree. This trend is over two decades long.

Charts at the link

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_per_capita_spending.html 

 

In 1990 1,225.9  billion was spent on education  In 2013  2,465.4 billion  so we slightly more than doubled school funding in the last 23 years. No Child Left behind was started taking effect in  2002. If you look at the chart below you can see that the rate of high school drop outs declined by about the same amount every year both  before and after No Child Left Behind was passed. The extra funding for schools No Child Left Behind brought seems to have kept the trend going. Despite stories in the Media about some schools forcing kids with low test scores to drop out of school to keep the school’s No Child Left Behind  test scores up.  If No Child Left Behind did not tie funding to test scores the number of kids who dropped out of high school would be even lower. It should be noted that the gap in the number of high school drop outs in 1990 between the races also dropped 1990 In 1990 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.9. Whites dropped out at a rate of 9 a 4.1% difference. In 2010 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.2 .  Whites dropped out at a rate of 5.1  a .9 % difference In 1990 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.9. African Americans dropped out at a rate of 13.2 %   an 8.3% difference. In 2010 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.2 . In 2010 African Americans dropped out at a rate of 8. a 3.8 % difference. In 1990 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.9. In 1990 Hispanics dropped out at a rate of 32.4%  a 27.5% difference. In 2010 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.2. In 2010 Hispanics dropped out at a rate of 15.1 % a 10.9% difference. In 1990 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.9 In 1990 American Indian/Alaska natives dropped out at a rate of 16.4%  an 11.5 % difference. In 2010 Asian/Pacific Islanders dropped out at a rate of 4.9. In 2010 American Indian/Alaska natives dropped out at a rate of 12.4 %  a  7.5% difference. While much has been written about White Schools getting more funding we should be asking just how much funding do Asian schools get and what proportion of  Asians send their kids to private, public or charter schools. It should be noted that the huge increase in Hispanic Immigrants we have had in recent years has not lowered Hispanic the shrinking numbers of Hispanic high school dropouts. Chart with facts below

Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990-2010
Year Total1 Race/ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
1990 12.1 9.0 13.2 32.4 4.9! 16.4!
1995 12.0 8.6 12.1 30.0 3.9 13.4!
1998 11.8 7.7 13.8 29.5 4.1 11.8
1999 11.2 7.3 12.6 28.6 4.3
2000 10.9 6.9 13.1 27.8 3.8 14.0
2001 10.7 7.3 10.9 27.0 3.6 13.1
2002 10.5 6.5 11.3 25.7 3.9 16.8
2003 9.9 6.3 10.9 23.5 3.9 15.0
2004 10.3 6.8 11.8 23.8 3.6 17.0
2005 9.4 6.0 10.4 22.4 2.9 14.0
2006 9.3 5.8 10.7 22.1 3.6 14.7
2007 8.7 5.3 8.4 21.4 6.1 19.3
2008 8.0 4.8 9.9 18.3 4.4 14.6
2009 8.1 5.2 9.3 17.6 3.4 13.2
2010 7.4 5.1 8.0 15.1 4.2 12.4

http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=16   While dropping the number of High School Drop Outs is nice America needs college Grads! in 1990 only 13.1% of Americans had a Bachelor’s degree

in 1990, only 13.1 percent of Americans had Bachelor’s Degrees, and in 2000, the number had risen to 15.5%  In 2012 that number had almost doubled to   30.4%

http://www.phonydiploma.com/what-percent-of-americans-have-a-college-degree.aspx   

 

The proportion of Americans with college degrees has reached a new high — 30.4 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 25 has at least a bachelor’s degree, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. 50 percent of Asian American over age 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as 34 percent of white Americans, 20 percent of African-Americans, and 14 percent of Hispanics. In the past decade, Hispanics experienced the biggest gains with the number who completed at least a four-year degree rising from 2.1 million to 3.8 million — an increase from 11.1 percent in 2001 to 14.1 percent in 2011. The increase among blacks was 47 percent and among non-Hispanic whites, 24 percent, during that time. The number of women 25 and over with bachelor’s degrees increased 37 percent in the past 10 years, compared to an increase of 23 percent for men, 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/02/college_degree_attainment_reaches_new_high_in_us.html 

 My bold sure we all have more to do to catch up with Asians but we are headed in the right direction.
No Child Left Behind Test Scores are not as important as the high school drop out rate. Just ask any high school drop out trying to get a job.
I.Q does not matter as much as actually getting a Bachelor’s degree just look at how much people with a Bachelor’s get paid. It takes hard work, determination, focus as well as brains to get a Bachelor’s.
These are the qualities you need to succeed in Life as well as at school.
Jason Richwine’s comment about Hispanic IQ and  socioeconomic assimilation  flies in the face of facts. A high school diploma or even better a college degree is more important for your income than a high IQ.
     In a Capitalist Country socioeconomic assimilation depends more on money than anything else for if you have money everyone will want to be your friend…granted for the wrong reason.
“The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations,” he wrote. “The consequences are a lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low-IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market.”
Having an IQ slightly above average (WORSDUM 7-8) yields only a $3,200 boost to income, in comparison to $13,900 for a bachelor’s degree and $26,900 for a graduate degree.
51 percent of Hispanic students who start college complete a bachelor’s degree in six years, compared to 59 percent of white students.
An 8% difference is not bad considering Hispanics tend to have less wealth to afford college.
A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the Class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts.
  Jason Richwine’s Thesis about IQ being the determining  factor and not highest grade level in school being the determining factor as far as income goes has been proven false.
Jason Richwine’s Thesis about
“The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations,
My bold has been proven false just in this generation we are making great strides in going to college.
But why just pick on the logic challenged Jason and the lazy ass Harvard professors who it seems did not even bother to  google key statements in his thesis.

Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, who sat in the front pew, Mr. Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, laid out his case in stark terms that would be difficult for a white candidate to make, telling the mostly black audience not to “just sit in the house watching ‘SportsCenter,’ ” and to stop praising themselves for mediocre accomplishments. “Don’t get carried away with that eighth-grade graduation,” he said, bringing many members of the congregation to their feet, applauding. “You’re supposed to graduate from eighth grade.” His themes have also been sounded by the comedian Bill Cosby, who has stirred debate among black Americans by bluntly speaking about an epidemic of fatherlessness in African-American families while suggesting that some blacks use racism as a crutch to explain the lack of economic progress.

Maybe Obama and Bill Cosby should meet some Black People poor Black People and ask them are things getting better?  Or they could just pick up a newspaper, google some news about education and realize yes African Americans have almost had a 50% drop in high school dropouts  since 1990 and the number of College Grads with a Bachelor’s has increased to 47%.
I wonder just hoe they read to much Pat Buchanan and not enough Jonathan Kozol, maybe they had the same professors who were Jason Richwine’s thesis advisors.  Maybe they are all invested in for profit Charter Schools?w Bill and Obama both managed to graduate from college as African Americans and not know this stuff?  Maybe they both own stock in for profit charter schools?