Orfield Gary (dir.) (2004). Dropouts In America: Confronting The Graduation Rate Crisis. Cambridge (US) : Harvard Education Publishing Group.
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|Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Orfield2004
|Categories: Ecole / emploi
Keywords: adĂ©quation scolaire, dĂ©crochage, diplĂ´mation
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (Cambridge (US))
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"Only half of our nation's minority students graduate from high school along with their peers. For many groups-Latino, black, or Native American males-graduation rates are even lower. As states hasten to institute higher standards and high-stakes tests in the effort to raise student achievement, this situation is likely to worsen, particularly among minority students. Yet this educational and civil rights crisis remains largely hidden from public view.
The dropout problem is far worse than statistics indicate. Many states and districts simply do not count those students who fail to receive diplomas as dropouts. Even the hardest-hit urban districts report dropout rates of only 5-10 percent."
Added by: Marie Gaussel