Monday, April 14, 2008

Pushing Out 50% of Our Students?

A number of big cities have graduation rates of less than 50%.

The lowest graduation rates are in Detroit, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.

Many metropolitan areas also showed a considerable gap in the graduation rates between their inner-city schools and the surrounding suburbs. Researchers found, for example, that 81.5 percent of the public school students in Baltimore's suburbs graduate, compared with 34.6 percent in the city schools.

1 comment:

narrator said...

Exactly what we want to happen, I might suggest. If we wanted these students to stay in school, our schools would be very different.