Of course rising graduation rates are a good thing. This will help make a more educated society in the future and help with the unemployment rate. Having a smarter workforce will strengthen the economy and help ensure the future of the United States. Rising graduation rates is one of the most important things that can happen.
I honestly can't find any instance where opposition to this statistic would present substantial evidence. Of course rising graduation rates are good! Better performance within the academic realm of our society will yield better performance within the professional realm of society. The great students of today will become the great leaders of tomorrow. As rates rise, so too will our nation's understanding.