High School Dropout Rates

Panelists spoke about high school dropout rates, the depiction of the problem as an educational crisis, reasons for the high rates, and… read more

Panelists spoke about high school dropout rates, the depiction of the problem as an educational crisis, reasons for the high rates, and possible solutions to the problem. Among the topics they addressed were community involvement in educational programs and schools, attitudes about the value of high school education among teachers and students, and performance standards. They also answered questions from the audience.

This “National Summit on America’s Silent Epidemic” was sponsored by MTV, TIME, the National Governors Association, Civic Enterprises and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Wendy Kopp Founder and President Teach for America
  • David Levin Co-Founder Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)
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198015-4
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 10, 2007

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  • May 10, 2007 | 1:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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