According to Missouri's Department of Education, St. Louis's
high drop-out rate should concern all in the city. Kyle Elfrink has
the report from Jefferson City.
Right now, more than 60% of St. Louis students fail to
graduate from city schools. Bob Bartman, commissioner for the state
education department, says that high drop-out rates affect everyone
in the city...
Bartman also says there is no single reason for the high
rates. But, to stop the ever increasing number of drop-outs, it takes
the efforts of both local communities and school boards.
From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.
A new study says that more than 60 percent of St. Louis
students fail to graduate from city schools. Kyle Elfrink has the
Missouri's Department of Education is alarmed by the high
number of drop-outs. Department head, Bob Bartman, says the city
must show commitment by creating new programs and more exciting school
According to Bartman, St. Louis suffers from a problem facing
other large cities -- many minimum wage jobs are available to entice
From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink
Louis city school district are graduating. Kyle Elfrink has the story
from Jefferson City.
The study comes just months after the city's school board filed a
lawsuit to keep charter school's out of the district. Bob Bartman of
the Missouri Department of Education, says that often charter schools
are not the solution to high drop-out rates ...
Bartman also says that St. Louis and Kansas City are experiencing the
same problems ...
From the capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink