Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day.
1 in 6 students attend a dropout factory. 1 in 3 minority students (32%) attend a dropout factory, compared to 8% of white students.
These “dropout factories” account for over 50% of the students who leave school every year.
Almost 2,000 high schools across the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their students.
The U.S., which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries.
In the U.S., high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.
More than 30 million children are growing up in poverty. In one low-income community, there was only one book for every 300 children. You can improve literacy rates by running a competitive book drive for low-income areas.
Nearly 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty.
Dropout rates of 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes.
By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already 2 years behind grade level. By the time they reach the 12th grade they are 4 years behind.
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