The Drop Out Crisis

Season 2 Episode 2 | 56m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

1 out of every 3 ninth graders in New Mexico drops out before graduation. Why? Much is being said about the dropout crisis in our state. Yet, rarely do we hear from the teens that are facing enormous challenges to stay in school. In this program we have a heart-to-heart conversation about why they decide to leave high school without graduating and what we can do to help more of them get a diploma.

Aired: 04/17/19

Rating: NR

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PUBLIC SQUARE is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.

Funding for PUBLIC SQUARE was provided in part by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Public Square is also funded by American Graduate: LetÂ’s Make It Happen. PUBLIC SQUARE is hosted by Megan Kamerick.