In conjunction with the broadcast premiere of The Graduates on Independent Lens (part two, the “boys hour,” airs Monday November 4 and you can catch part one online on PBS), we created a couple of handy infographics as seen below.

Graduation_rates_01_long_v2Take a look and think about your own state: How does this ranking make you feel, and do you think it’s fair, or is it surprising?

Also, it should be noted that the dropout rate is improving in general, which is good news. But clearly we can’t exactly be satisfied with where we are at this moment.

Why do you think your state ranks where it does? Are graduation rates misleading or fair, and do you see your state improving?