Missing: Texas Youth – Dropout and Attrition in Texas Public High Schools

Josie Danini Supik, M.A., & Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

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This policy brief presents an in-depth look at the dropout issue in Texas: More than 1.2 million students have been lost from Texas public schools to attrition from 1985-86 to 1997-98; The state of Texas loses $319 billion in foregone income, lost tax revenues and increased criminal justice, welfare, unemployment and job training costs. Part of a series on key issues in education developed by the IDRA Institute for Policy and Leadership, this brief includes policy recommendations, findings at a glance, the national picture, a look back at Texas, findings examined, and a profile of the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program.

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Available online only (free). (No ISBN; 30 Pages; 1999)