Looking at the Drop-Out Crisis

A special Washington Monthly report zeroes in on the high school drop-out crisis and efforts to address it. The articles on New York, which has made significant progress in raising graduation rates and closing “drop-out factory” schools, but which also faces some real unsolved challenges, and Portland, where efforts to improve graduation rates have gone nowhere–despite a student population that appears less challenging than those of many urban districts–are particularly interesting. Given administration and Congressional signals that high school graduation and college and career readiness will be a major focus of ESEA reauthorization, these articles are particularly timely.

–Sara Mead

2 Replies to “Looking at the Drop-Out Crisis”

  1. Can’t let people forget about the dropout crisis and how great Mayor Bloomberg is at improving a school system. /sarcasm

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