One in Three Oakland Students Drop Out


A new, highly accurate study of national dropout rates has been released by the Department of Education, and the Oakland Tribune has poured through it to find Oakland’s numbers. And they ain’t happy: 37 percent of Oakland’s high school students will drop out before graduation. Statewide, the dropout rate comes to 24 percent. Previously, education experts suspected that California was underreporting its dropout rates; this is the first time that experts have been able to quantify the failure so precisely.