New Report: High School Dropout Crisis

Posted by on March 25, 2005

Issued by ETS’s Policy Information Center, this report tracks dwindling high school completion rates throughout the 1990s which persist today. The report also found clear evidence that more students are dropping out earlier, between ninth and tenth grades. Coupled with the finding of too few counselors and a steep decline in federal investment, from about $15 billion in the late 1970s to about $3 billion today, the outlook is not good. Employment and earnings prospects have declined and even for those who work full time, earnings have dropped steadily to averages around the poverty line for a family with children.”

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