Guest Host: Rebecca Roberts

Nearly one in three American high school students drops out before earning a diploma — and the numbers look worse in big cities and minority communities. President Obama says the dropout rate is a prescription for economic decline and he’s calling for historic investment in education. We’ll examine why kids drop out and what can be done to keep them in school.

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  • Chris Swanson Director, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center
  • Charles Hiteshew Executive Vice President, America's Promise Alliance
  • Nettie Legters Co-director, Everyone Graduates Center
  • Ruth Jones Deputy Director, Communities in Schools of the Nation's Capital

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