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I was a Teach For America corps member in Texas. Our drop-out rate was over 50% from 8th grade through high school. Our administration was not willing to face this fact and insisted that the drop-out rate was really the 20% or so that the state reported. (They were able to report this because they listed kids as moving, becoming employed, etc.) Their refusal to accept the facts made it impossible to really address the problems. I commend John Wilhelmi for his refreshing dedication to the truth. He is right to face "the brutal facts" because it is the only way any improvement will be made.
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