High School Dropout Epidemic


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There are more empty seats in the classroom these days, as the number of kids dropping out of school has reached nearly one million. What can be done to retain high school students and ensure they can graduate?


Nearly one million teenagers stop going to school every year.

That’s one million young people who are then more at risk for teen pregnancies, criminal behavior, and unemployment later on in life. Studies show that this one decision to drop out of school has many negative implications later on in life.

What can be done to prevent against these significant high school drop out rates? We’ll talk about how programs and people are working to keep kids in school.

That and more on is next, on “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” on 89-seven, NPR News.


  • John Bridgeland (Member, White House Council for Community Solutions)
  • Don Heard (Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Program , YMCA of Central Ohio)
  • Pete Maneff (The Academic Acceleration Academy)

Event at Columbus Metropolitan Club…

Dropout Nation - The Silent Epidemic  featuring  John M. Bridgeland, President and CEO of Civic Enterprises

August 10, Noon – 1:15 PM

Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street

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