August 2009
NEA Today;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p17
The article discusses the accuracy of high school dropout statistics. It quotes a report stating U.S. graduations rose from 1996 to 2006 and dropped between 2005 and 2006, but quotes the Economic Policy Institute saying the scores are inaccurate. It gives policy recommendations from the National Education Association including raising the minimum dropout age to 21, creating graduation centers for students 19 to 21, and increasing career readiness programs.


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