- In advance of the town hall, KQED and others asked social media users how they would address the dropout crisis. Here's what they said.
- The town hall began at about 5pm.
- — American Graduate (@amerigrad)Tue, Mar 13 2012 23:12:07
- — American Graduate (@amerigrad)Wed, Mar 14 2012 00:51:00We're kicking off the event with hip-hop: "teachers, let me here you say, rap is a grind / school is a grind / life is a grand" #amgrad
- Presenters opened the town hall with some stats that reflected the dropout crisis and the challenges facing students in Oakland.
- — American Graduate (@amerigrad)Wed, Mar 14 2012 01:07:29
- The town hall featured a panel discussion on the dropout crisis.
- — American Graduate (@amerigrad)Wed, Mar 14 2012 01:12:56Cesar Cruz from ARISE starts the town hall panel with a poem: "America, I wonder how it is you blame us for the problems you create" #amgrad
KQED American Graduate Teacher's Town Hall
Young people throughout our country are dropping out of school in high numbers. On March 13 KQED hosted a town hall meeting at Laney College in Oakland with teachers, students and others to discuss the dropout crisis.