Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation, written by Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, describes the alarming cost of the high school crisis and informs citizens, educators, and policymakers about what they can do to ensure that all students receive a quality high school education that prepares them for a successful future.
Every year, approximately 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. In Raising the Grade, Governor Wise delves into how the dropout crisis affects every American. To make the case for an overhaul of the nation’s high schools, he combines lessons learned from his twenty-plus years as an elected official with stories of real Americans whose high school experiences failed to adequately prepare them for work or college.
More information on the book, including ordering information, is available at https://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/raising-the-grade/.