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Memo to the Next President: Closing the Graduation Gap by Giving Schools Greater Autonomy

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.)

Author(s): Doug Ross

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Graduation rates; Equitable education; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The most important single trait successful urban schools share is the absolute commitment to providing the motivation that a student needs to persist and do the hard work required to graduate.