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It’s both sad and tragic.Dropouts Aren't Cheap.

Students need to do better.

Families need to do better.

Schools need to do better.

Our country needs to do better.

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10 Responses to “Dropouts.”

  1. Raquel
    on Mar 25th, 2011
    @ 8:24 am

    I’m gonna show this to my kids. Astounding.

  2. EdThoughts
    on Mar 26th, 2011
    @ 2:01 pm

    Wow. That really shows the costs of dropping out. Sad. I’m going to hold onto this and share it. Thanks.

  3. Michelle Howell-Martin
    on Mar 27th, 2011
    @ 2:48 pm

    Definitely sharing this, especially since I work in a high poverty school. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Brett
    on Mar 28th, 2011
    @ 7:58 pm

    Great Visual….I need to share this with my staff, board members and public

  5. jsb16
    on Mar 29th, 2011
    @ 7:10 pm

    Just out of curiosity, since I can’t read the tiny, fuzzy print at the bottom, do you know where these statistics come from? Do you know if kids who drop out and subsequently get a GED count as dropouts or grads (or not at all) in these numbers?

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @jsb16, http://certificationmap.com/

    I’m not sure about your GED question.

  6. Jenn
    on Mar 30th, 2011
    @ 8:27 am

    Very interesting. I agree with this “Our country needs to do better.” We need to do something to help our society. Today’s youth just doesn’t get it.

  7. Mary
    on Mar 30th, 2011
    @ 1:07 pm

    Yes. Where did you get the statistics? This is wonderful! I’m going to have a student make design a poster to hang in the hallways.

  8. Sandy
    on Mar 30th, 2011
    @ 5:52 pm

    This is a great graphic, but it’s a shame that there is a major typo that distracts from the message because it’s right at the top, front and center: one-half of death row inmates are “droupouts.” That’s something you want to pay attention to when you’re making such an important point.

  9. dennis
    on Apr 7th, 2011
    @ 9:27 am

    Yes, staying in school is cool and benefits society.

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