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High School Dropout Rate Depends on Mentorship

posted May 20, 2014, 6:47 AM by Gary Jones

Mateo went to the guidance counselor’s office a couple of times to address the bullying, but says he only felt lectured there. One day, after a blowup with his mother, Mateo says she kicked him out of the house. The next day, he got in a physical fight with one of his bullies. That’s when he went to the guidance office and announced that he was leaving school. The counselor urged him to stay, but it was too late.

Mateo’s experience reflects many of the voices in “Don’t Call Them Dropouts,” a new report released Tuesday by America’s Promise Alliance, based on research conducted by the Center for Promise at Tufts University.

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Thanks to Vivian for passing on this article.