Disposable Youth: Education or Incarceration?

Disposable Youth: Education or Incarceration?

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Disposable Youth has the power to change America. Seventy percent of the 2.4 million prisoners in America today are high school dropouts. Half of all African American and Hispanic urban high school students drop out. Forty percent of all urban high school students drop out. This continuum of dropping out of high school and into crime and then prison does not have to persist. Disposable Youth offers a new way of organizing American high schools. This educational innovation is called a Career Academy, which graduates 90 percent of their students. By implementing Career Academies on a national scale, the number of prisoners incarcerated in America could be reduced by one million. The implications of connecting school dropout rates to criminal behavior and incarceration is critical to the future of America.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014561297
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Author James C. Wilson has his Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California and is a past manager of Career Technical Education programs in a large urban school district. Disposable Youth is intended to contribute to our thinking about how our society treats non-college-bound youth. Wilson grew up in a military family that was stationed in various places around the country. He now lives and writes in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, California.

Publisher’s website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/DisposableYouth.html

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