Solving California's Dropout Crisis
Upwards of 100,000 drop out of California’s public schools each year. Drawing on dropout research from California and a new book on dropouts from a national perspective, this presentation will address four facets of California’s dropout crisis: the severity of the problem and whether it’s getting better or worse; the individual and social consequences from dropping out; why students drop out of school; and what can be done to address the problem. Solving the dropout crisis will require the collective action by the state, local school districts, and individual schools.
Professor of Education
Russell Rumberger is Professor of Education in the Gevirtz | Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara and former Vice Provost for | Education Partnerships, University of California Office of the President. A faculty member at UCSB since 1987, | Professor Rumberger has published widely in several areas of education: | education and work; the schooling of disadvantaged students, particularly | school dropouts and linguistic minority students; school effectiveness; and education... Read More →
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