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A Dropout Epidemic

A DROPOUT EPIDEMIC Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana lowa Kansas 100% Here in the United States, a kid drops out of high school every 26 seconds. Over the course of a 50% year, it adds up to 1.2 million students. Recently, when the National Center for Education Statistics issued a report examining graduation rates, or lack thereof, Education Secretary Arne Duncan didn't mince words: "When 25 percent of our students-and almost 40 percent of our black and Hispanic students-fail to graduate high school on time, we know that too many of our schools are failing to offer their students a world-class education." To further complicate matters, Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce recently reported 0% %= 30.9% 29.3% 23.6% 28.8% 24.6% 17.8% 44% 33.1% 34.6% 24% 19.9% 19.6% 25.9% 13.6% 20.9% that education after high school is increasingly becoming a prerequisite to generate enough income to qualify for the middle class. And as demand for workers with college degrees continues to intensify, those that failed to secure a high school diploma will be left at a lifelong Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota 100% disadvantage. Here, a look at who, exactly, is dropping out. Maybe think of it as the beginning of a conversation in terms of what we, as a nation, will do about it. Please note: Delaware, Maine, Nevada, and South Carolina are not 50% included because the states did not report diploma count by race/ethnicity. 0% 25.6% 36.5% 19.6% 18.5% 23.7% 13.6% 36.1% 17.6% 18% 16.2% 16.6% 15.4% 33.2% 29.2% 21.2% 16.2% Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate Averaged Non-graduates State-wide Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 100% Native American/Alaska Native Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic Black 50% White A collaboration between GOOD and Design Language in partnership with University of Phoenix 0% 21% 22% 23.3% 17.3% 23.6% 15.6% 25.1% 26.9% 25.7% 10.7% 23% 28:1% 22.7% 10.4% 24% Source: "Public School Graduates and Dropouts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08," National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

A Dropout Epidemic

shared by amie on Apr 01
In the United States one kid drops out of high school every twenty six seconds which combines to be 1.2 million students in a year. This infographic breaks down the high school drop-out rate by state...




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