Today's Date: April 11, 2021
PG&E Contributes $500,000 to Restaurant Resilience Fund to Strengthen Businesses for the Long-Term   •   Humanitarian Leaders Jamie Aten and Kent Annan launch petition to encourage Evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19   •   The American Legion Calls POW/MIA Flag above White House "A Poignant Reminder"   •   Wolters Kluwer Podcast Sheds Light on Key Factors Impacting Effective Banking Compliance   •   Who’s Getting Vaccinated in the US?   •   Molina Healthcare of California Partners with San Bernardino County for COVID-19 Vaccinations   •   CGTN: From well-educated students to radicalized extremists in Xinjiang   •   Ather Sharif Awarded The Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award In Honor of Michael Ferro   •   BET Remembers Hip-Hop Icon DMX With Special Linear Programming Today Starting At 6PM/5C   •   Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu announce the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council   •   genEquality’s First Inclusive Safety Mural Launches at Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, Queens   •   Winning Startups Receive $25,000 through Sunstone Innovation Challenge at CSULB   •   ‘Coming Out for Love’ LGBTQ Reality Dating Show Headed for Romance, Fun, Happy Endings This Fall   •   Pets play important role in easing children's loneliness and stress intensified by virtual schooling in lockdown   •   InventHelp Inventor Presents An Improved High Chair Design (LGI-2994)   •   The Drone Champions League puts female drone pilots in the global spotlight with the DCL Women's Cup   •   Publix Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments in North Carolina   •   Barna and Gloo To Release New City-Specific Research Experience For Church Leaders   •   Charmin® Works to Protect, Grow and Restore Forests   •   Call for Programs Opens for 2021 Parliament of the World's Religions
Bookmark and Share

Minority Dropout Rate Linked To Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON—The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) joined one of its partners, the Alliance for Excellent Education, in forecasting the economic impact of halving the high school dropout rate for students of color and Native students in the nation’s 45 largest metropolitan areas. 

According to the Alliance, if just half of the estimated 600,000 students who dropped out of high schools in these metropolitan areas in 2008 had graduated, this single class of new graduates would likely earn as much as $4.1 billion in additional income and spend an additional $2.8 billion, much of it in their hometowns. 

“Increasing graduation rates among students of color would not only enhance students’ opportunities to succeed in the future, but could be the key to reversing the negative economic trends our country is facing,” said Michael Wotorson, executive director of CHSE. “Increasing the annual earning, investing, and purchasing power of these potential graduates would dramatically improve the economy at every level. These metro areas cannot recover and sustain economic health without getting every high school student, regardless of zip code or race, across the finish line.”

CHSE asserts that the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led voluntary effort to establish a set of clear, high academic standards for all schools is one avenue to improve educational outcomes, but to be effective it must place the concerns of students of color and Native students at the forefront as standards are adopted and implemented. The benefits of these standards must be connected to efforts to bring an effective teacher to every classroom and to use accurate data to identify and address challenges.

CHSE is a coalition of leading civil rights organizations representing communities of color that is focused on high school education reform. Members include the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, LULAC, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, Alliance for Excellent Education, National Indian Education Association, and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.  CHSE is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News