New Report Directly Links Teen Pregnancy and School Drop Out
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
- In 2008, births to teens who lived in counties and cities where 25 persistently low-achieving schools are located accounted for 16 percent of all teen births in the United States.
- These same 25 school districts also accounted for 20 percent of all high school drop outs in the United States and are home to many of the nation’s lowest-performing high schools, often referred to as “dropout factories,” where only 60 percent or fewer of students graduate on time.
View the summary of the report.
Read a press release from the National Campaign.