High School Dropouts

High School Dropouts

by Judeen Bartos

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High School Dropouts by Judeen Bartos

These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title addresses the issue of the high school dropout rate in the United States, examining the reasons students drop out, the challenges faced by certain minority students and other groups, and possible approaches to reduce the dropout rate.; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737761818
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Teen Issues
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 High Dropout Rates Negatively Affect Students and the Nation 10

Alliance for Excellent Education

2 Can Obama Reverse the Dropout Crisis? Richard Lee Colvin 16

3 Zero-Tolerance Policies Make It Harder for At-Risk Students to Graduate Beverly Ford 23

4 District Innovates to Address Dropout Problem Michelle R. Davis 31

5 New Report Shows Graduation Chasm for Black Males Jamelle Bouie 37

6 Latinas Are Hit Hard by the Dropout Problem Catherine Gewertz 40

7 Pregnant and Parenting Teens Require Special Support to Stay in School Laura Varlas 45

8 LGBTQ Students Need a Safe Alternative to Thrive and Stay in School Jorge Salazar 52

9 Engaging Entrepreneurial Students Is Critical to Keeping Them in School Sylvia Watts McKinney 59

10 How to Get High School Dropouts into "Recovery"? Stacy Teicher Khadaroo 63

11 Early Colleges Provide an Opportunity for At-Risk Students to Succeed Tamar Lewin 70

12 America Should Emulate Other Countries in Addressing the Dropout Crisis Nancy Hoffman 76

Organizations to Contact 89

Bibliography 94

Index 98

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