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ERIC Number: ED024094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
The School Dropout in Georgia.
Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA.
It is a tragedy to know so much about school dropouts and to do so little about the problem. We know where; we know who; we know when; we know why. With all of this evidence, Georgia's ranking among the states had continued to decrease for several years. The school dropout is the symbol of our greatest failure in education in Georgia. In 10 years, we have increased by more than 100% in per-pupil expenditures, but this increased expenditure does not automatically guarantee improved education. The school dropout is a slow learner, and the slow learner continues to baffle educators. We need greater interest from businessmen. We need renewed efforts by educators. We need more participation by parents. We need greater cooperation among education related agencies. Our talking and planning and surveying have greatly exceeded our acting. From previous years, we can predict a profile of this year's school dropouts. The following pages report data which we know about dropouts and indicate directions toward which we must work in the weeks and months of the 1968-69 school year. This research was funded by Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA.