Friday, January 25, 2008

The Third Word In GED Isn't Diploma

Rep. Frank Rasche has a plan to dramatically reduce the number of high school drop-outs in Kentucky that sounds suspiciously like we are about to be paying people to hand out GEDs in convenience stores.

HB 294, which the House should vote on next week, sets a goal to lower the drop-out rate and the number of adult dropouts dramatically by 2010 mainly by throwing money around.

If we were talking about doing something new (for us) like raising standards in middle schools -- and we're not -- that would be one thing. But this plan is just more of the same feel-good nonsense from the education bureaucracy.