Here is Colin Powell with some thoughts on dropout rates in high schools across the country:
I love that he links reading to your kids and graduating from high school. I like that he links education and the future of our economy. And I like that he doesn't think we need more money to make it happen. We need to be more involved with our own kids and in the community.
Plus, I'm not really feeling like an 81% graduation rate in suburban high schools is good enough myself. Ouch.