Friday, October 24, 2008

US is the only industrialised country where the young are less likely to be as educated as their parents

- "The United States is now the only industrialized country where young people are less likely than their parents to earn a diploma, the report said, citing data compiled by the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development."

- One in four (25%!) of kids drop out of school and this has been the case for at least the last 5 years.

- Among minorities the rate is more than 1 in 3 (more than 33%!)

- Johns Hopkins researcher Balfanz said the dropout problem is driven by "dropout factories," schools in poor communities where kids face challenges inside and outside the classroom.

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