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Just Say Not Yet
Posted By Conn Carroll On April 23, 2008 @ 5:03 pm In Culture | Comments Disabled
Barely half — a mere 52 percent – of students in America’s 50 most populous metropolitan areas graduated in the 2003-04 school year, according to the Department of Education.
Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and founding chairman of the America’s Promise Alliance, called the situation “not just a crisis; this is a catastrophe. ”
Here’s one factor that has proven helpful to keeping youths in school longer: abstinence education. Studies show abstinent teens report, on average, better psychological well-being and higher academic achievement than those who are sexually active.
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 not just a crisis; this is a catastrophe.: http://www.latimes.com/la-na-schools2apr02,0,4299687.story
 Studies show : http://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/bg2126.cfm
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