Everyone graduates? It’s ‘just a fantasy’ | Joanne

Oregon’s graduation rate rose to 74 percent in 2015, but 47 other states did better. Photo: Casey Parks/Oregonian 
 Six years ago, Oregon legislators set an ambitious goal for the state’s schools: By 2025, all students would graduate from high school, 40 percent would earn a bachelor’s degree and 40 percent would earn a two-year degree.

Now lawmakers are preparing to drop the education goals, “largely at the urging of the state’s teachers union,” reports Oregon Live.

“It is not realistic,” Rep. Paul Evans, D-Salem, a community college instructor and the primary sponsor of the bill to end…

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