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Russell Rumberger on America's Dropout Crisis

From: WNPR
Length: 50:19

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A conversation with Russell Rumberger, author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of School and What Can be Done About It.

Sidewalk_flyingprx_small Former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook talks to Russell Rumberger about the high school drop out crisis in America. Rumberger is Vice Provost for Education Partnerships at the University of California Office of the President and Professor of Education at UC Santa Barbara. He also directs the California Dropout Research Project. He has written about dropouts for the past 30 years and is author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of School and What Can be Done About It.  

An edited version of this interview was featured in Left Behind, Dropping Out, a documentary produced as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success. 

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Former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook talks to Russell Rumberger about the high school drop out crisis in America. Rumberger is Vice Provost for Education Partnerships at the University of California Office of the President and Professor of Education at UC Santa Barbara. He also directs the California Dropout Research Project. He has written about dropouts for the past 30 years and is author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of School and What Can be Done About It.  

An edited version of this interview was featured in Left Behind, Dropping Out, a documentary produced as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success.