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ERIC Number: ED510798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Prioritizing the Nation's Lowest-Performing High Schools: The Need for Targeted Federal Policy. Issue Brief
Alliance for Excellent Education
Noting that the nation is in the midst of a dropout crisis that will cost more than $3 trillion in lost wages over the lifetime of the 12 million students projected to drop out over the next decade, "Prioritizing the Nation's Lowest-Performing High Schools" calls on federal policymakers to perform "legislative triage" by devoting attention to the lowest-performing high schools and immediately improving or replacing the most severely "injured" schools. It points out that the nation's lowest-performing high schools may be diverse in size and geographic location, but most all of these schools disproportionally serve low-income students and students of color. An appendix is included. (Contains 7 footnotes and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education