American Graduate: A Conversation with Teachers

A Panel Discussion with Host Ray Suarez and New York City School Teachers From Five Boroughs Explores the Problems and Solutions to the American Dropout Crisis

Every year, 1 million kids drop out of high school nationwide. According to a recent Civic Enterprises study, more than 1 in 4 students in New York state fails to graduate on time. If the state could achieve the national high school graduation rate goal of 90%, the additional graduates could deliver an estimated $368 million in increased annual earnings.

One of the most important voices in the dropout crisis is that of the educators – those who are on the "front lines" every day. In order to amplify this crucial voice and start a robust, solutions-based conversation, THIRTEEN premiered American Graduate: A Conversation with Teachers, an intimate conversation with New York City school teachers from all five boroughs, hosted by Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour, on Monday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The program, taped at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, examines the most important issues affecting New York City educators and proposed solutions that could help alleviate the dropout crisis.

Watch below: American Graduate: A Conversation with Teachers



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