Number of CMS dropouts skyrockets

MeckDropoutFeb. 1, 2007, The Charlotte Observer

“The dropout rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and several area districts soared last year, fueling an increase across North Carolina, according to a report released Wednesday.

“The number of CMS students who left school during the 2005-06 academic year surged about 55%, from 1,100 to 1,700. That jump accounts for almost a third of the statewide increase and left CMS educators searching for explanations.”

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