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Dismal Graduation Rates Pose Trouble for Nation

If education is indeed the key to success, a frightening number of American children are being locked out from bright futures. “Cities in Crisis,” a report released this week on U.S. high school graduation rates, found that nationwide, only 69.9 percent of students are earning diplomas on time. In an era when jobs increasingly demand post-secondary training or a college degree, what is going to become of the three in 10 kids who don’t even make it through high school? Read more…

Publish date: April 2, 2008