1 in 10 schools are ‘dropout factories’

WASHINGTON – It’s a nickname no principal could be proud of: “Dropout Factory,” a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year. That description fits more than one in 10 high schools across America.  “If you’re born in a neighborhood or town where the only high school is one where graduation is not the norm, how is this living in the land of equal opportunity?” asks Bob Balfanz, the Johns Hopkins researcher who coined the term “dropout factory.” Read here. [By the way, this is even more painful considering the fact that this is the richest country in the world but has squandered over $400 billion in an unjust and illegal war. Yikes.]

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 1 in 10 schools are ‘dropout factories’

Comments are closed.