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micdotcom:

America’s high school dropout rate is at a record low — with a huge drop among black and Hispanic students

The U.S. education system is struggling to catch up to international standards, but we are least making big gains on lowering the high school dropout rate, especially among black and Hispanic students.

According to a new Pew Research Center report, there’s a lot of good new to celebrate: The U.S. high school dropout rate is the lowest ever recorded, with just 7% of 18- to 24-year-olds leaving school in the last year, a steady decline from 12% in 2000.

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Some things are getting better. They’re just not the things a lot of people who always pretend to care want to talk about, for some reason.

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D.C., N.E.

D.C., N.E.

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soulbrotherv2:

Stevie Wonder for ATARI video game system.

This can’t be real.

soulbrotherv2:

Stevie Wonder for ATARI video game system.

This can’t be real.

(via thelifesporadic)

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Pre-dawn, Benning Road, Northeast DC.

Pre-dawn, Benning Road, Northeast DC.

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Considering what a firecracker he was on his talk show, it’s depressing to see him pitching a stupid game show with this “see how inoffensive I can be” look.

Considering what a firecracker he was on his talk show, it’s depressing to see him pitching a stupid game show with this “see how inoffensive I can be” look.

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You’ve heard about Canada’s famous politeness? Until I saw this, I had no idea how far they’d taken it.

You’ve heard about Canada’s famous politeness? Until I saw this, I had no idea how far they’d taken it.

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This could be an ad for the DC Metro, which is strange because I hate the fucking Metro.

This could be an ad for the DC Metro, which is strange because I hate the fucking Metro.

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So… I guess Stephen King is playing the mother in a remake of “Psycho”?

So… I guess Stephen King is playing the mother in a remake of “Psycho”?

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The Washington Times picked “pandemic,” I’m sure, not because its readers would understand the word, but because it sounds a bit like “panic.”

The Washington Times picked “pandemic,” I’m sure, not because its readers would understand the word, but because it sounds a bit like “panic.”

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archiecovers:

September 1972

Jughead, you’re fucking useless.

archiecovers:

September 1972

Jughead, you’re fucking useless.

(via dirtyriver)