Geography and High School Graduation Rates

America’s Promise Alliance is getting a lot of press for a report they recently published on high school graduation rates. While the report itself contains many analytical maps, none of the news reports I’ve seen include any. I like to see reports recognizing the influence of geography. But I wonder if there may be other explanations. For example, would the rates in different cities still differ that much after adjusting for race/ethnicity?

Too bad GeoCommons is not up and running, otherwise the data could get posted there and we could do further analysis.

Cities in Crisis – A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation


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