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1. Mishel, Lawrence
Roy, Joydeep
Where Our High-School Dropout Crisis Really Is
Education Digest 72,6 (February 2007): 12-21.
Cohort(s): NLS General, NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: Prakken Publications, Inc.
Keyword(s): Ethnic Studies; Gender; High School Completion/Graduates; High School Dropouts; Hispanics; National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS); Racial Studies

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The article reports on the disparity of information regarding high school dropout rates in the U.S. Jay Greene of the Manhattan Institute and Christopher Swanson formerly of the Urban Institute report high rates nationwide. The U.S. Census and other highly credible surveys report an improvement in graduation rates. The examination and analysis of collected data from varied sources, including the Labor Force Surveys and the Current Population Survey, are the critical requirements for evaluating dropout research.

The NELS results are confirmed by two other large-scale longitudinal surveys, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (often referred to as NLSY97 and NLSY79) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They show that, for persons aged 20 to 22 in 2002 (including those in prison), the overall graduation rate is the same as in NELS: 82% overall, 75% for blacks, and 76% for Hispanics. These data also show an improvement in graduation rates for every race and gender group since 1984, except for black men, whose rates have remained steady. The improvements are particularly large and significant for Hispanics, both males and females.

Bibliography Citation
Mishel, Lawrence and Joydeep Roy. "Where Our High-School Dropout Crisis Really Is." Education Digest 72,6 (February 2007): 12-21.