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'Dropout Nation' Film Screening hosted by Teach for America

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Peterson Hall, Room 105
935 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403

What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas – an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is clear is that massive dropout rates cripple individual career prospects and cloud the country’s future. At Houston’s Sharpstown High, once a notorious “dropout factory,” a high-stakes experiment is underway to rescue students from the edge. FRONTLINE spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown High to produce an unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency. Hosted by Teach for America.

More info or can't make it--please contact:
Lauren A. Williams, Recruitment Manager
Teach for America

Event Type



Division of Student Life, Career Center

Target Audience

All Students

Co-Curricular Domains

Social Engagement, Leadership & Civic Engagement, Career & Professional Development, Responsibility to Others



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