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Dropouts Down But Minority Communities Still At Stark Disadvantage

Dropouts Down But Minority Communities Still At Stark Disadvantage
Huffington Post, December 1, 2010

“Dropout factory” high schools may be on the decline in United States but for minority communities, the good news may not apply. A report released Tuesday by America’s Promise Alliance, shows the nation’s graduation rate went up from 72 to 75 percent between 2001 and 2008.

But the report also states that nearly all high-poverty urban districts have graduation rates below the national average.

The PBS-affiliated reporting project Patchwork Nation breaks down topical issues via interactive maps. The project visualized graduation rates by county across America and found stark proof that minority communities suffer most from low graduation rates.  (Read more)