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Resource ID: #18219
Subject: Education
Source: Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
Date: May 27-30, June 2-3


A San-Antonio Express News four-part investigation questions the accuracy of the high-school dropout rates in Texas. The report finds that the dropout rate at Holmes High-School in San Antonio is "more than 70 percent higher than the most-recent figure reported by the state." One of the stories follows the development of the children who left school and reveals that "they hung out with the "wrong crowd." Another story in the package looks at the rate of the teens who drop out to start a family, and details the difficulties that teenage mothers often face in bringing up their children. The investigation also examines the measures that are being taken to lower the dropout rate, and concludes that "...some students who recover learn to simply "snap out" of their problems and get their diplomas."

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