Class Struggle: 140 year history of drop-outs

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Must-read new report on high school dropouts

Swanson discovered, for instance, that just 25 of the 11,000 U.S. school districts with high schools accounted for one out of every five students who failed to graduate in 2007, the most recent year with relevant data. Those 25 districts at the top of the dropout scale had a quarter million non-graduates, as many as were counted in the lowest ranked 8,400 districts.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)