We can take our public education as a matter of course sometimes as children. It is unquestionably extremely important for our society, however, as shows infographic today.
Today's infographic shows US public schooling. Evidently, public education has been very beneficial to the general population, with the number of US adults over the past 60 or so years holding a high school diploma rising at an impressive rate. Apart from this, student achievement is higher in every major racial and ethnic group than it was in the 1970s.
While all this knowledge is great to hear, work still remains to be done to equalize the result for each group of people. There are still strong differences between different demographics in the graduation rates. For example, graduating at a standard pace is still far more possible for a middle-class white student than it is for, say, a Native American student or an economically disadvantaged student graduating at the standard pace.
infographic by: www.washingtonpost.com