"Advancing the 'Colorado Graduates' Agenda: Understanding the dropout problem and mobilizing to meet the graduation challenge"
The dropout rate in Colorado is unacceptable. With over 15,000 students annually in Colorado not completing high school, those students’ futures and Colorado’s economy are greatly compromised. To let this problem languish threatens the future of our state’s economy, health care and justice systems, overall poverty rates, and way of life. Economic life is essentially over for the bulk of the students who drop out of high school.