Preventing Dropouts: An Impossible Dream?
Battelle for Kids
JULY 1, 2015
In California, educators are facing a critical problem, an undiminished drop out rate. If they pursue postsecondary education, they often wind up spending long hours in remedial courses trying to learn the mathematics, reading, and writing skills they should have acquired in high school. Only a third of high school students in California graduate on time and transition easily to postsecondary education and lasting career success (Hoachlander, Sterns, & Studier, (2008).