Dr. Pamela Cantor’s blog about the “Don’t Call Them Dropouts” report
…Often people think that dropping out is an event, but it is a process that takes place over years with an accumulation of events and their impacts, including disappointments and failures big and small. The America’s Promise Alliance report, Don’t Call Them Dropouts, reveals that clusters of factors contribute to students leaving school. Personal and family health trauma, exposure to violence and an unsafe, unsupportive or disrespectful school climate are common experiences that can lead to disengagement and, ultimately, withdrawal from school
We encourage you to read Dr. Pamela Cantor’s blog about the America’s Promise Alliance report, Don’t Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People who Leave High School before Graduation posted at gradnation.org. It connects the findings of the study to building fortified environments for teaching and learning to keep all children on the path to graduation.