ERIC Number: ED160674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Failing Students-Failing Schools: A Study of Dropouts and Discipline in New York State.
Block, Eve E.; And Others
This report focuses on underschooling in the State of New York. The study provides statistics on dropouts, examines students' reasons for leaving school, and analyzes the school histories of dropouts with respect to patterns of disruption, truancy, and academic failure. Suggestions of school administrators and dropouts on how students might be encouraged to remain in school are presented. Pupil achievement and compensatory education programs are also considered. The study hypothesizes a relationship between dropping out, prior school disciplinary problems, and academic inadequacy. Based on data from interviews, individual school districts, and central agency statistics, it is concluded that (1) the State does not provide appropriate education for over 500,000 students; (2) school disciplinary policies are seldom made public and are not clear; (3) students over 16 are frequently illegally excluded from school; (4) few schools provide a climate conducive to individualized education; and (5) the State Education Department does not adequately monitor the indices of school problems. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, School Holding Power, School Responsibility, Student Characteristics, Suspension, Truancy, Youth Problems
Statewide Youth Advocacy Project, 429 Powers Building, Rochester, New York 14614 ($3.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Civil Liberties Union, NY.
Identifiers: New York; Statewide Youth Advocacy Project
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