David Harwell

Drop Out Rate High - Hits Minority Students Hardest

Discussion created by David Harwell on May 15, 2009

A commentary in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/opinion/09sat2.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper) points out that current drop out rates are alarmingly high for US students.  Quoting from the article, "The dropout problem hits minorities really hard. According to the study, for example, nearly 1 in 5 African-Americans and nearly 3 in 10 Hispanics ages 16 to 24 were dropouts in 2007."