Today, on Wisconsin Public Radio, I heard the term “Dropout Nation” for the first time. After checking out the Nation Center for Statistics, it’s clear to see that even though dropout rates have lowered in the last 10 years, we’re still leaving 7-12% of those aged 16-24 without a high school degree or equivalent. Interestingly, while the gap between white and black kids has dropped, Native American students still face a dropout rate of nearly double that of their non-Native American peers (read more about that here).
In my research, I came across DropoutNation.net, which contains lots of commentary and articles released under a Creative Common’s license. Find out more about America’s journey to revolutionize and revitalize the public education system here at DropoutNation.net.