New York over the past nine years has experienced what Robert Schwartz, the academic dean of Harvard’s education school, has described as “the most dramatic and thoughtful set of large-scale reforms going on anywhere in the country,” resulting in gains such as a nearly 20-point jump in graduation rates.But the city’s school system is still not remotely where it needs to be.
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This will be the 10th year that SN&R has dedicated an issue to Sacramento high school students’ college essays.
As a result, our educational attainment kept pace with our strong technological advancement.
But that’s changed markedly since 1980, and now our technological progress is advancing more rapidly than our educational attainment.
From 1960 to 1980, our supply of college graduates increased at almost 4 percent a year; since then, the increase has been about half as fast.
Essay S For Middle School Students 2011