We've long supported fixing the way school officials calculate graduation rates as a means of determining what's actually going on in our schools.
It's been a decade since state officials counted the freshman class as 1.5 times its true number, showing graduation rates far below the national average. In some instances those calculations showed that half of the state's students failed to graduate, putting Nevada yet again on the bottom of a very bad list.
We knew that half our high school students weren't dropping out, but convincing others that correcting that big lie was important wasn't easy.
Some used …