Kerry: less than half of Americans are high school grads

This morning, the Drudge Report posted a transcript of an interview between Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and Katie Couric, in which Kerry claimed that "53 percent of our children don't graduate from high school." But Drudge disputes the statement:
Kerry's 53% claim conflicts with a recent press release from the U.S. Census Bureau: "High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High."

And the Census Bureau's own website states: 85.9 Percent Of Americans Aged 20-24 Are High School Graduates. (U.S. Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

You are entitled to your own opinions, Sen. Kerry, but not to your own facts.