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as promised, about the "zero dropout rate" incident.  It's quite a good read.  I don't know anything about this site I'm linking to, but they've reprinted the original NY Times article with permission.

Houston's Zero Dropout

Robert Kimball, an assistant principal at Sharpstown High School, sat smack in the middle of the "Texas miracle." His poor, mostly minority high school of 1,650 students had a freshman class of 1,000 that dwindled to fewer than 300 students by senior year. And yet -- and this is the miracle -- not one dropout to report!


Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 09:22:14 PM EST
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