Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Graduation at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School

Its that time of the year where the days get longer, the humidity gets stronger, and seniors don their caps and gowns, walk across a stage and accept their diploma. The Times takes a look at the recent graduates of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School. All 18 graduating seniors were accepted to college.


Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. The Times and other critics of public education have railed against DC schools for high dropout rates. Yet here is a school in which only 18 out of 80 students--less than 25 percent graduated on time. Yes these 18 got into college, but what kind of success is that?

Anonymous said...

My take on the story was that those 18 are, in fact, legitimate successes. Clearly the school is tougher than these kids were used to, as evidenced by the number of students who weren't "socially promoted" - as they no doubt would have been at a regular DCPS high school. However, their success suggests that if you enroll, and complete the program, you will be prepared for the academic challenge of college. Congratulations to the students, and to the school!