All IN / School Dropouts
October 10, 2019
Indiana schools are judged, in many ways, on their graduation rates. When rates are low, so is the school’s state-issued letter grade. This can affect enrollment, and consequently, state funding. There is a growing concern that schools in Indiana are marking dropouts home-school transfers, a change that can significantly boost graduate rates.
Today on All IN we talk to education experts, parents, and legislators about the complicated issue, and what can be done to ensure schools adequately report where students go when they withdraw from school.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Dylan Peers McCoy
Reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana
Mother of a former student at Emmerich Manual High School
Dr. Rachel Coleman
Executive Director, Coalition for Responsible Home Education
Executive Director, Indiana Association of Home Educators
Indiana State Representative, Chairman of the House Education Committee