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The Drop Out Dilemma

In Oakland, California, less than half of public school students graduate from high school. Why is that, and what can be done? Public radio station, KALW, teamed up with a group of eight students from Mills College to look into the forces driving kids out of school in Oakland. These student reporters spent months in the schools researching this documentary.


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