Educators: Rigorous standards may force out Michigan students

06/6/2008 | Detroit News, The

Michigan's tough new curriculum standards are likely to drive up dropout rates as freshman struggle to pass advanced math and other classes, some educators told a state House education subcommittee. "By having them leave high school without a diploma you doom them to a life of poverty, and doom their children to a life of poverty," said Rebecca Rocho, an assistant superintendent.

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