Sunday, October 23, 2011

WOW: 1 in 4 Black Male High School Drop-Outs Headed To Prison

High school dropouts cost between $320 billion and $350 billion in lost wages

Washington lawmakers continue to search for areas of improvement with No Child Left Behind. There is consensus that the law needs to be change, however the specific changes are what’s up for debate.  The foundation of the discussion is how to better serve the 5 percent of students and schools that have the lowest performance and achievement gaps wider than the norm. Changes in teacher evaluations, school assessments, and standardized testing are topics that guide the discussion.
For the health of the economic future of the country, lawmakers know the high school graduation rate must improve. It is estimated that nearly a quarter of those who entered high school this year will not graduate according to a new report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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