Thursday, June 18, 2009

1.3 million students missing from the graduation track

Every year, 1.3 million high school students disappear from the graduation track. That means that 7,200 students are dropping out or flunking out every day.

Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center have published a new report that provides a "cautiously optimistic" outlook. However, not everyone is convinced. And clearly, with a "26-percentage-point divide between Native American, Hispanic, and African-American students and their white peers," there is still cause for concern.

One commenter on the article writes, "Not only will (today's students) inherit the massive debt the government is heaping on them daily, but they will not have the skills to deal with any of it."

Read the article and the report here.

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