We need to recruit wider society to fight the school-dropout plague

Teachers alone can't be expected to shoulder responsibility for keeping struggling pupils at school

13 February 2022 - 00:00 By Louise Albertyn and Allistair Witten

At the start of a new school year, dropout rates are higher and attendance lower than they have  been in 20 years —  since the pandemic began, about  500,000 children dropped out of school. The task of addressing this challenge has mainly been laid at the feet of teachers, but a community response is needed if we hope to see an improvement in 2022...

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