KQED Radio Forum Program: The Dropout Crisis; From Castlemont High

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Forum: American Graduate Radio Special

Nearly one-quarter of American high school students drop out before they graduate. In Oakland, the problem is even worse: more than 35 percent of high school students in the city don't reach graduation. Dropouts are exposed to an uncertain future with higher rates of crime, poverty and health problems than their peers with diplomas. In a special live broadcast from Oakland's Castlemont High School, we discuss the dropout challenge with educators and students. Listen and learn more about this debate.

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