… ago. Twenty-eight percent of our high school students drop out — the highest rate of any industrialized nation — and those who graduate are often ill prepared to enter the work force.
Drug and alcohol abuse continues to undermine our nation’s students and rob them of
their mental clarity, motivation, self-esteem, and ability to focus. Moreover, juvenile violent crime has increased markedly during the past decade, especially gang and school violence using guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, American youths are 12 times more likely to die by gunfire than their peers in other nations. In this …
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