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Omdahl: Upper class values won’t solve dropout problem

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With a high school graduation rate of close to 90 percent, North Dakota does not appear to have much of a dropout problem. However, Dakota Draper, President of the North Dakota Education Association, sees it as an issue that cannot be dismissed.

At annual rate of 750 dropouts, in 10 years society must deal with 7,500 under-educated citizens, and in 20 years it becomes 15,000. It’s cumulative.

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Lloyd Omdahl
Omdahl is former North Dakota lieutenant governor and a retired University of North Dakota political science teacher.
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