IDRA identified six school policies that lead to higher dropout rates as outlined this infographic:

  • Exclusionary Discipline
  • In-grade Retention
  • Low Funding and Insufficient Support for English Learners
  • Unfair and Insufficient Funding
  • Watered-Down, Non-College Prep Curricula
  • Testing that is High-Stakes

“Children do not make bad schools; Bad policies make bad schools,” said Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel

See the related press release (2016).