According to dropouts, what would have kept them in school?

Five hundred (500) 18-24 year old dropouts were asked what would have kept them in school:

  • better teachers
  • offer more alternative classes
  • link school learning to real-life opportunities
  • provide more assistance in the form of mentoring and tutoring
  • provide more school counselors
  • provide greater opportunities to make up work (i.e. summer school, evening classes)
  • provide greater school-to-home communication
  • provide greater opportunities to get a diploma (GED)
  • provide an opportunity for students to return when they are older