Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.
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There are no silver bullets to solve the dropout crisis and blunt instruments often go too far. But when President Obama in his State of the Union address urged states to raise the legal dropout age, we cheered.
It is this process of discovery that will propel our efforts to ensure all students get the education they deserve -- and help the nation compete in the global economy.
No constituency is more vital in meeting the challenge to increase high school graduation rates and reform public schools than our nation's teachers.
The secondary school environment in the United States and throughout the world is flawed because it is focused on achievement over relevant and meaningful learning.
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