PBS NewsHour

Are kids getting shortchanged by easier-to-earn diplomas?

Clip: 06/09/2015 | 5m 32s

While high school graduation rates have climbed steadily the last decade to an all-time high, a new investigation by NPR finds reasons to question the increases. Federal data show 81 percent of students finish, but the value of a high school diploma can vary widely depending on the state and the student’s path. William Brangham learns more from Anya Kamenetz, lead education blogger for NPR.

Aired: 06/09/15

Rating: NR

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