Julia Richman High School, for example, needed six extra security guards just to operate its metal detectors.
In a confrontation where race and class were never far from the surface of the debate, the mostly white and affluent parents of students at a nearby elementary school pressed local politicians to have Richman turned into a single, "zoned" high school available only to Upper East Side students, a move that would have excluded from Richman the many students who now travel to the complex from Harlem, Manhattan's Lower East Side, and the Bronx.
Misconception 9: Noncognitive behaviors in high school are irrelevant to job outcomes.
Many studies find substantial employment benefits from career and technical education (CTE) courses immediately after high school (e.g., Arum & Shavit, 1995; Campbell, Basinger, Dauner, & Parks, 1986; Kang & Bishop, 1986).
The report urged that students who could complete their high school requirements early be allowed to do so, and those who might need five years, be given the time necessary.
"All students, should be provided with a `demanding array' of educational alternatives in high school," the report found.
Another explanation for falling graduation rates may be the increasing reliance on high-stakes exit exams to determine whether students can graduate from high school with a standard diploma.
Nonetheless, there are very large economic costs associated with dropping out of high school, In this sense, policies that may encourage more dropouts deserve strict scrutiny; they need to yield strong benefits to justify the costs, However, we will not know the costs until the nation makes serious investments in studying the breadth and depth of the dropout problem.
With such an agreement, an ATC would work at a physical therapy clinic in the morning and at a nearby high school in the afternoon.
Every high school in the United States should have a medical professional for their afternoon activities.
Census Bureau, for example, excludes persons who have a regular or equivalent high school certificate or who are still attending school (USDOC, 2000).
The event dropout rate in 1999 for youth ages 15 to 24 in grades 10 to 12 indicates that 5 out of every 100 young adults enrolled in high school in October 1998 dropped out before October 1999 without successfully completing a high school program (USDOE, 2000a).