ERIC Number: EJ773737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 14
Fixing the Cracks in Education so No One Slips through
Sanchez, Heliodoro T., Jr.
Educational Forum, The, v68 n4 p348-356 Sum 2004
Education acts in this country have been created with the express purpose of preventing students from slipping through the cracks. Unfortunately, legislation has not been successful. By disaggregating the student dropout rate in Texas and juxtaposing this information to the prison influx rate in 2001, a profile of the population entering Texas prisons emerges. Both data and various schools of thought are examined in search of the underlying factors inherent in juvenile delinquency, as well as feasible, practical solutions to such a complex conundrum.
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Institutionalized Persons, Socioeconomic Influences, Incidence, Poverty, Social Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Environment, Sociocultural Patterns, Aspiration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Texas