This issue guide provides a brief overview of the dropout issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.

“Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school. The dropout crisis is one of the greatest threats to the United States. The students that leave our education systems without a diploma create an economic, social and generational crisis for the entire nation. Every state and its students are impacted by dropouts, who create deficits in the educational wealth and financial stability of the population.”

– Alabama State Department of Education

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