It has been just six years since I joined this grand experiment in Hunts Point, this potential antidote to the dropout factory
, but virtually all of my fellow travelers from my first year have moved on.
In 2012, nearly one-quarter of African-American students attended a dropout factory
, compared with 46 percent in 2002.
While progress is encouraging, a deeper look at the data reveals that gains in graduation rates and declines in dropout factory
high schools occurred unevenly across states and subgroups of students (e.
From New York to Florida to Alaska--few regions of the United States are spared a local dropout factory
Adult civic leaders were activist enough; reacting to a 2007 Johns Hopkins University report calling Richmond "a dropout factory
," they inaugurated a Third Grade Reading Academy for early intervention.
Utah, which has low poverty rates and fewer minorities than most states, is the only state without a dropout factory
The school I attended on the Lower East Side was one of the worst-performing schools and was known as a dropout factory
," recalls the now assistant professor at the City University of New York's Queens College.
22 states had a decline of dropout factory
high schools in urban areas, and most of the decline in dropout factory
schools (216 of the 261) occurred in the South.
Appendices include: (1) List of Leadership Council Members; and (2) Change in Dropout Factory
High Schools 2002 to 2009.
Appendices include: (1) Change in Number of Dropout Factory
High Schools; (2) Pearson Foundation Roundtable Participants; and (3) State Graduation Rate Goals.