Debbie Harbeson article, It’s time to get deeper with graduation numbers, addresses push-outs:
Clarksville also decided to pull out the percentage of students who transferred to homeschooling because they worry that some families might be using the ability to transfer to the home education as a way to drop out.
However, the real potential for abuse here is that a school will create what’s known as a “push-out,” a student whose family is “strongly encouraged” to homeschool because it’s an easy way for the school system to raise its graduation percentage.
It’s important to remember here that the problem isn’t homeschooling; the problem is how the government schools should count the kids they are failing to graduate.
Nice job Debbie!