Students in Berea High School’s 12th-grade U.S. government class listen to their teacher, Chris Looper, in Greenville on Dec. 16. Graduation rates at the school, below 65 percent just four years ago, have jumped to more than 80 percent.
Students in Berea High School’s 12th-grade U.S. government class listen to their teacher, Chris Looper, in Greenville on Dec. 16. Graduation rates at the school, below 65 percent just four years ago, have jumped to more than 80 percent. SEAN RAYFORD NYT
Students in Berea High School’s 12th-grade U.S. government class listen to their teacher, Chris Looper, in Greenville on Dec. 16. Graduation rates at the school, below 65 percent just four years ago, have jumped to more than 80 percent. SEAN RAYFORD NYT

As graduation rates rise, some fear standards are falling

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