This cover story from TIME Magazine claims that dropout rates in the nation’s schools are higher—much higher—than most people imagine. An increasing number of researchers, writes Nathan Thornburgh, claim that nearly 1 out of 3 of the nation’s public high school students won’t graduate. The author visits the town of Shelbyville, Ind., to take a closer look at this worrying trend.
Join in the recent edweek.org discussion, The Dropout Crisis Debate.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.