EMU: Dropout Rate

Michigan Radio’s Rina Miller interviews EMU professor Derrick Fries, who says that stricter, mandated high school graduation requirements in Michigan will lead to dramatically increased dropout rates: “So what’s going to happen is you’re going to have this incredible bunch of kids that have lost their connections with education, may not want to do their GED, and some are going to make poor decisions. And we know that some of those folks are going to end up in the Department of Corrections. About 80% of those folks don’t have a high school diploma.” [Source]