ERIC Number: ED251544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The High School Drop Out and the Inner City School. Final Report of the Grand Jury in the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in and for the County of Dade. Fall Term A.D. 1983. Filed July 17, 1984.
Dade County Grand Jury, Miami, FL.
The final report of a Florida Grand Jury investigation of the school dropout situation in Dade County is presented in this document. Information contained in the report was drawn from a questionnaire administered to 264 dropouts and potential dropouts, from a second questionnaire administered to 323 elementary school teachers, and from the testimony of 20 expert witnesses. In Sections I and II, introductory and background material are presented. In Section III, the following topics are discussed: the dropout rate, overall and for Hispanics, Blacks, and nonHispanic Whites; dropout characteristics; and what happens to dropouts after they have left school. In Sections IV through VI, the question of why dropouts leave is addressed in terms of the school, the neighborhood, and the home. The relationship between academic performance and delinquency is explored briefly in Section VII. Following this, schools in Dade County that are successful, the issue of school effectiveness, and some of Dade County's past and present efforts to bring about improvement are examined. A summary of findings and a list of recommendations are presented in the concluding section. (CMG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Grand Jury, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Dade County)