I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around these quite different figures:
The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation's sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers providing programs in 90 of Tennessee's 95 counties to over 180,000 students. From The Oak Ridger.
Tennessee landed among the bottom 10 “dumbest” states in the nation ranked by its public education system, according to a survey just released.and
Tennessee ranked 41st, just below Oklahoma and followed by Hawaii, California, Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.Nashville City Paper.
A national study released today puts the state's graduation rate at 57% — much lower than the 71% nationally and a far cry from the 75% reported by the state Education Department. From the Tennessean.How can that be?