Latest Dropout Stories

2008-07-17 21:00:30

Finally, some credible, but bleak, numbers. On the matter of high-school dropouts, there's some good news, and much, much more bad. First, for the good: At last the state of California seems to have a coherent system for counting dropouts. In the past, the state's numbers were based largely on the unverified reports of individual school districts, which, naturally, had a vested interest in making the situation appear rosier than it really was. For this reason, up until 1998, the...

2006-03-02 13:18:51

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most students who drop out of high school in the United States admit they made a mistake by quitting and some say they might have stayed if classes were more challenging, according to a report released on Thursday. Researchers said they were surprised to find that a majority of the 467 dropouts they interviewed were not what most people would consider underachieving troublemakers and losers. One-third said they were failing in school, but...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.