A new study says that one in ten high schools are “dropout factories.” With graduation rates in these schools hovering around 60 percent, we’ll look at the reasons for this development and what if anything can be done about it.

Guests

  • Holly Kuzmich Deputy Chief of Staff to Education Secretary Margaret Spellings
  • Mark Garber Executive Editor and Vice President of Editorial Operations for Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers
  • Bob Wise Former Democratic Governor of West Virginia and President of the Alliance for Excellent Education.
  • Bill Milliken Author of "The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic!" and founder of Communities in Schools, a community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life.
  • Robert Balfanz A research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Future Of Toll Roads In The U.S. (Rebroadcast)

Friday, Nov 28 2014Toll road mileage is increasing nationwide as cash-strapped states try to relieve traffic congestion without raising taxes. But some transportation officials are facing a political backlash. Diane and her guests discuss the future of toll roads in the U.S.