11084Re: Interesting articals students of color and drop out rates
- May 19 12:56 PMHere's an article about WCCUSD's own Wendell Greer, and how he deceived people into thinking drop out rates at the LA school where he was principal had declined:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sunsetjill" <sunsetjill@...> wrote:
> The statistics released by the Department of Education report that approximately 1 in 5 high school students drop out over the course of high school, while the University of California's UCACCORD reports that only 1 of 2 students of color in West Contra Costa Unified graduate from high school and that these dismal statistics are similar in Oakland Unified. Until we have a common formula with individual student information over a four year period, we will continue to see a wide discrepancy in drop out rates.
> By Lonie Hannock
> Read more
> Another artical by Kimberly Wetzel at:
> Associate Superintendent Wendell Greer attributed the improvement to staff's efforts in following up on students' whereabouts and reaching out to at-risk teens.
> "Adults are making the difference and making sure our kids are staying in school," Greer said.
> West Contra also saw significant decreases in dropout levels for various ethnic groups. In 2006-07, 41.5 percent of African-American students dropped out, but last year that figure fell to 29.1 percent. Similar patterns follow for the district's Latino students: In 2006-07, the rate was 39.4 percent. Last year it fell to 22.3 percent.
- << Previous post in topic