Education Report Roundup

High School Dropouts

By Ann Bradley — April 11, 2006 1 min read

“Making Good on a Promise: What Policymakers Can Do to Support the Educational Persistence of Dropouts” is published by Jobs for the Future.

Most high school dropouts are “remarkably persistent” in their drive to complete their education, and nearly 60 percent eventually earn a high school credential, according to a study by Jobs for the Future, a Boston-based nonprofit organization.

The report argues that the education system is failing young people twice, by neglecting to engage them in learning and then offering them inadequate options for completing their studies.

A version of this article appeared in the April 12, 2006 edition of Education Week