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Stockton Unified School District Dropout Rate Follow-Up

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Last week, Insight talked about some of the problems low-income youths face living in Stockton. Among these issues were a high dropout rate, a heavy police-presence in schools and numerous arrests of children under the age of ten.

But the data isn’t there to support these claims. The Stockton Unified School District’s dropout rate is 3 percent, which is exactly the statewide average. Although the school district ticketed children under the age of ten, it never arrested someone in that age group. Dianne Barth from the SUSD joins Insight with some more information about how the district compares to others around the state.

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