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GRAPHIC: What Dropouts Say Would Help Students' Chances Of Graduating

Source: The Silent Epidemic, Civic Enterprises (PDF)
Civic Enterprises
Source: The Silent Epidemic, Civic Enterprises (PDF)

Most students who drop out of school say it's their own fault they didn't graduate. But some surveyed also feel there are things schools could do better to help get kids to the finish line. Here are some of their top suggestions.

This article is part of the American Graduate series on WAMU 88.5. "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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