If you listen carefully, you still can't hear it. It's the sound of a third of high school students dropping out before receiving their diploma. For people of color, the figure is almost 50 percent and that has profound implications not only for the students, but for the society that failed them.
Journalist George Curry has written a compelling piece on the high school drop out rate in the U.S. You may be surprised by some of the issues Curry articulates on the dropout issue. To read his commentary, click here.
Tags: Graduation, Graduation Rates, Dropouts, Student Achievement, Achievement Gap, Urban Education, K-12, Education, Media by Sistrunk