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(Des Moines Register)   Iowa has the highest high school graduation rate in the country, failing only 12% of students state wide each year   ( blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line
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2012-11-27 12:13:25 AM  
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You commit it to a quarter, you better back it up
2012-11-27 12:05:19 AM  
3 votes:
Since college or the military are the easy ways out of Iowa.
2012-11-27 12:45:05 AM  
2 votes:
I have nothing to add so I GISed "Iowa beautiful women" ... and this was the first result.

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2012-11-27 12:27:27 AM  
2 votes:

Amos Quito: Ryker's Peninsula: That's where the tall corn grows.

Corn is the answer.

we should put it in everything.
2012-11-27 12:27:09 AM  
2 votes:
All you East and West coasters better stay away from Iowa. You WILL be assaulted with polite conversation and extreme friendliness, then ruthlessly invited to a good home cooked dinner. And who would want that?
2012-11-27 12:23:53 AM  
2 votes:

Ryker's Peninsula: That's where the tall corn grows.

Corn is the answer.

/Except when it's hogs
//Or bacon
///We report, you decide
2012-11-27 02:11:02 AM  
1 vote:

Omahawg: what the heck am I deflecting from? what demographics changed in Iowa from 1950-2010?

He's backed himself into a corner now and will only lash out if confronted. Just back away and let him scurry along.
2012-11-27 12:44:43 AM  
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2012-11-27 12:38:15 AM  
1 vote:
I know that everyone's wondering about that 12% -- seems crazy, right?

Here's the skinny: Both of those kids were bad-apples, just like their father. He went to jail, last I heard.
2012-11-27 12:27:34 AM  
1 vote:
They aren't allowed to dance.
2012-11-27 12:20:17 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-27 12:17:59 AM  
1 vote:

AcneVulgaris: I wonder what the literacy rate is.

it was 99% for years and years until the increased immigration from mexico and sudan the past two decades knocked it down some. I don't think it will take too long to get back up there though. I figure they must judge literacy as solely proficiency in english though as I assume most mexicans can write spanish.

besides, there's not much to do in iowa but read, fark, and smoke dope anyway

i also garden
2012-11-27 12:17:00 AM  
1 vote:
That's because if you live there, you'll do anything to break out.
2012-11-27 12:11:29 AM  
1 vote:
Gotta love that phrasing: ONLY failing 12%....
How about ONLY passing 88%? I would have gotten disowned for bringing home a grade that poor.
2012-11-27 12:10:48 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder what the literacy rate is.
2012-11-27 12:10:45 AM  
1 vote:
Graduation does not equal education.
2012-11-27 12:06:52 AM  
1 vote:
That's where the tall corn grows.
2012-11-27 12:06:49 AM  
1 vote:
I wish they had a link to all 50 states (or I missed it on the page). Not for any snark, I just want to know how everyone is doing.
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