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The U.S. high school graduation rate ...

„The U.S. high school graduation rate peaked at around 80 percent in the early 1970s and has since declined by 4–5 percentage points. Roughly 65 percent of blacks and Hispanics now leave school without a high school diploma, substantially higher than the dropout rate for non-Hispanic whites.“

Univ.-Prof. James Heckman, Nobelpreisträger des Jahres 2000 für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, bostonreview.net am 1. September 2012