Okla. Schools Superintendent Fears Seniors Will Drop Out

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Douglass High School senior class could be riddled with dropouts if students become too overwhelmed by the wreckage left by years of academic mismanagement, the state superintendent of schools said Monday night.

“We've got to do everything we can to make sure these kids don't drop out,” Janet Barresi said. “And quite frankly, that's my concern: They'll get overwhelmed and they'll drop out.”

Barresi spoke during a community meeting at the northeast Oklahoma City campus of MetroTech.

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