Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.”
“New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school diploma,” the authors write.
Citing the research’s proposal that state leaders form a task force to study the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline,” the editorial continues, “The proposal is worthy of serious consideration by the Legislature and the State Office of Education. The research demonstrates the severe social consequences of a high dropout rate, and it shows that rate is not simply a measurement of students who fail, but the overall failure of certain policies and practices.”
Click here to read the editorial.