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September 4th, 2009
02:10 PM ET

Drop out rate up among Latina females

As schools around the country are reopening, a new report reveals a serious dropout crisis in the Latino community in this country.

It shows 41 percent of Latina female students do not graduate on time with a standard high school diploma.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield spoke with a series of guests to find out why.


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  1. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    Sadly the dropout rate up among Latina females has never received attention and it lacks of resources. What it is going to be done about the findings of the new report that reveals a serious dropout crisis in the Latino community in this country? No one speaks on behalf of students who are constantly hammered with the idea that such effort of getting and education can shed a significant change in our society. Certainly schools around the country are not focusing their market on the Latino or other minority group. We are not only hammered by the society the system and the government who does not presents itself as a resource for support.

    September 5, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  2. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I was able to finish my high school diploma but due to lack of attention to the Vocation Rehabilitation System I did not get the necessary paper work needed from the Hospital where I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I saw the discrimination at the University Level and the Community College in Florida and Indiana.

    September 5, 2009 at 10:51 am |