Education Report Roundup

More Than Half of Dropouts Earn H.S. Credentials, Study Finds

By Ann Bradley — April 06, 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.