The origins of this dropout problem have yet to be fully investigated. Evidence suggests a powerful role for the family in shaping educational and adult outcomes. A growing proportion of American children are being raised in disadvantaged families. This trend promises to reduce productivity and promote inequality in the America of tomorrow. [emphasis mine]Now who do we blame? Dammit.
NBER Says It's The Parents!
In a new report out by the National Bureau of Economic Research, they say this about our poor graduation rates and from where the problem may stem: