Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It
Based on February 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school dropouts are over three times more likely to be unemployed than are college graduates, and they earn $8,000 less annually, compared to high school graduates. Given the financial incentives to stay in school, why do approximately 7,000 students drop out of high school every school day? What are the financial and social consequences of their decisions, for both themselves and the nation? What solutions exist at the federal, state, district, and school levels to keep kids in school and help them graduate with a diploma that prepares them for college and a career?
Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on Monday, April 9, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) that will answer these questions and more. The webinar will feature Dr. Russell W. Rumberger, who has conducted research on school dropouts for the past twenty-five years and is the author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It. The webinar will also feature Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell who will talk about actions that the federal government can take to help quell the high school dropout crisis. Alliance President Bob Wise will moderate the panel and help address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.