"Nobody Ever Asked Me Why I Left High School." Let's Ask Them. A Qualitative Study with 70 Students and Young People by Wilder Research and High School for Recording Arts

Wilder Research and High School for Recording Arts interviewed students and young people who left conventional high schools to understand why they left.
The 70 interviews revealed three primary findings regarding why students left conventional high schools and what they desired as part of their high school experience:
  • More holistic adult-student relationships
  • Personalized teaching and supports
  • Interest-aligned curriculum
The report explores these factors, accompanied by quotes from student interviewees.

Date

Authors

Lipset, Michael
Ly, Bunchung
Cienian, Joey
Galloway, Amanda

Pages

51 p.

Client Organization

Wilder Topic

Education K-12

Project Information

Center for Policy Design and the Civic Affairs Trust

The Center for Policy Design and the Civic Affairs Trust requested an interview-based study with students and young people who left conventional high schools to understand why they left school.

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