The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic!
By (author) Bill Milliken
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Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! by Bill Milliken
Book DescriptionDid you know that we're battling an epidemic* ...? * Almost one-third of all high-school students fail to graduate with their class; among minorities, the dropout rate is almost 50 percent. * Dropouts are more likely than their peers to be unemployed, live in poverty, have poor health, depend upon social services, and go to jail. * The combined loss of income and revenue to the American economy from a single year's dropouts is about $192 billion. *From The Silent Epidemic (Bridgeland, Dilulio, and Morrison, 2006) But there is a solution to the dropout crisis that is proven, effective, replicable, and sustainable! Communities In Schools (CIS) reaches more than one million at-risk students and their families annually in more than 3,000 American schools. These kids would fall far below the national average for every measure of student success. Yet 98 percent of CIS-tracked students stayed in school. Why? What makes the difference? The Last Dropout offers nine key principles that Communities In Schools has tested over three decades. Interwoven are the dramatic life stories of CIS founder Bill Milliken and his colleagues, a journey that began in the turbulent 1960s as youth workers with a spiritual mission struggled to turn around the lives of dropouts and addicts. It traces the evolution of the CIS movement from a handful of groundbreaking 'street academies' to a national network of hundreds of local affiliates. The Last Dropout also features stories about how CIS leaders have adopted these principles in their own communities, with stunning results! Forward by President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Communities In Schools!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781401919030
(230mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hay House Inc
Publisher: Hay House Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Tells the story of Bill Milliken's journey from an affluent Pittsburgh suburb to the streets of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1960s, on to communal living in Georgia in the 1970s, to working with multiple presidential administrations in Washington, DC.
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