According to the U.S. Department of Education, each day nearly seven thousand high school students become dropouts, adding up to 1.3 million students annually. In October 2007, approximately 3.3 million 16- through 24-year-olds did not earn a high school diploma or alternative credential (Cataldi Et Al, 2009).
"Funding Barriers for Adult Education Programs,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol9/iss3/9