Sunday, April 09, 2006

One out of three high school students drops-out

"In today's data-happy era of accountability, testing and No Child Left Behind, here is the most astonishing statistic in the whole field of education: an increasing number of researchers are saying that nearly one out of three public high school students won't graduate, not just in Shelbyville but around the nation.

"For Latinos and African-Americans, the rate approaches an alarming 50 percent. Virtually no community, small or large, rural or urban, has escaped the problem. ...

"Dropping out of high school today is to your societal health what smoking is to your physical health, an indicator of a host of poor outcomes to follow, from low lifetime earnings to high incarceration rates to a high likelihood that your children will drop out of high school and start the cycle anew." Article.


At 4/11/2006 05:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am watching OPRAH right now on this very thing. Everybody is shouting about the problem, what is being done to bring a solution?

At 4/12/2006 12:03:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy Del Rio said...

Not enough. That's one of the reason's I believe so strongly in Adopt-A-School. Check it out here:


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