As Superintendent Carol Johnson mentioned, one of the problems she plans to work on is the drop-out rate in Boston's schools. According to recent estimates, some two-thousand students may leave school...without graduating...before the next academic year.
That's despite an increase in funds for education reforms and some new initiatives. But so far that hasn't worked and the drop-out rate has grown this past year.
To try and find out why, WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness talked with some Boston teens who have dropped out of school.
This program aired on January 31, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.