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High school dropout rate: 24 percent

Original post made on Jul 17, 2008

In the last school year, nearly a quarter of California's public high school students dropped out before graduating, according to data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 17, 2008, 12:28 AM

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

This report isn't a surprise, it's just a confirmation of the horrible failure of secondary education in the state. The public education system is failing a quarter of its students, and it's shameful.


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Posted by HOT MAMMA
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

THATS ALL TRUE I MEAM STUDENTS WOULD HAVE A CAREER AND A FUTURE AHEAD


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