What it Takes: Chasing Graduation at High Poverty High Schools
The latest in our series on education, "What it Takes: Chasing Graduation at High Poverty High Schools," examines the reason why nearly 20 percent of students don't finish high school.
There is virtually no way to make a legal living these days without at least a high school diploma. Still, this 20 percent exists. Why?
This documentary explores what students and teachers are up against in some of the nation's poorest high schools. We document the progress that has been made at one former "dropout factory" and ask what it would take to help more kids succeed. And we visit one school that literally chases students down to get them to class so they can graduate.