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ERIC Number: EJ917635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Dropouts--By the Numbers
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n5 p14-15 Feb 2011
About 15% of the nation's high schools produce more than "half of its dropouts" and close to "75% of its minority dropouts." Half of these schools are found primarily in the cities of the North, Midwest, and West. The other half are found throughout the South and Southwest in urban, suburban, and rural areas. If only a very few students were not graduating, dropping out wouldn't be a "crisis." However, when as many as "a quarter of potential graduates don't walk across the stage" to get a diploma, the word applies. This article provides an overview of the dropout rate from a variety of sources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A