PUBLIC SQUARE: New Mexico Drop Out Rate

In the first half of the show, young people describe some of the challenges that get between them and a high school diploma: working to support their families, becoming parents, falling behind in classes, struggling to get to school and battling boredom. Their stories are surprising, honest and emotional.

In the second half of the show, the students ask some pointed questions—and don’t get all the answers they’re looking for—in a frank conversation with Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, City Councilor Rey Garduno and dropout prevention expert Franklin Schargel. Learn more on the PUBLIC SQUARE website.

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