It Takes a Whole Society: Opening Up the Learning Landscape in the High School Years

Robert Halpern

Nearly one-third of the four million youth who enter high school each year will drop out. The over-reliance on one institution—high school—to meet the full range of students' development needs is choking the learning experience for a sizeable percentage of young people.

This report calls for a creating a richer fabric of learning opportunities for youth. A much broader segment of society needs to collaborate to find the means to engage young people in meaningful learning.

Partnerships create a sum greater than its parts, in effect creating a richer, more varied learning landscape for young people.