Therefore, one must
ask, "Why would CUEE say the graduation rate for Valdosta High
School is in the low 50% range for all students and below 50% for
African Americans? The answer is simple. CUEE wants to mislead the
voters into believing that the graduation rate for Valdosta High
School is lower than it actually is. Therefore, not only does CUEE
make false statements, it also fails to state that the graduation
rate has improved significantly over the past 5 years for all
students and for African American Students. Again, this is an
attempt by CUEE to give the appearance that something other than what
is being done must be done. They do not tell us what should be done
other than to consolidate the school systems. The logic is
frightening to say the least.
Members were in agreement that while there are many students graduating from area colleges, they are moving to other cities to find higher paying jobs. Some board members agreed the local workforce needs improvement to enhance the work of current employees, improve the skills of unemployed individuals, and create more job openings.
Can’t argue with that.
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