The Obama campaign has credited its efforts to raise education standards across the country for raising school graduation rates and improving student achievement, despite an audit showing that the Obama administration has largely failed to improve school performance.
The Obama campaign’s website, which has been hacked by Russian hackers, shows the president’s campaign’s efforts to improve student achievement were one of the main reasons the federal government passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2008, which requires states to raise the national graduation rate to 75 percent by 2020.
In 2012, the Obama campaign also touted the improvements the administration made in education policy during the 2009-2010 school year.
The campaign cited a Department of Education report that reported that in 2009, the graduation rate among students from low-income families rose from 51 percent to 65 percent.
That increase is consistent with other reports that have found increases in graduation rates across the United States over the last decade.
In 2013, the campaign cited another federal report that showed that more than half of all high school graduates by age 25 had attended a school that met the federal benchmark for achievement.