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Is Night School The Answer To America’s High School Dropout Problem? [Poll]

For students with jobs and family obligations – could this be the answer?

Nighttime is the right time for high-school classes at Michigan’s Eastern Flex Academy. NPR reports that the Lansing’s Eastern High School has begun offering a night school-like environment for those working toward a high-school degree while trying to balance jobs and family obligations. Eastern Flex meets in the Eastern High building from 3-8 p.m. on weekdays; students “start off with English and math classes, break for dinner and then finish their remaining courses online,” the outlet writes.

Says Monika Kincheloe, a senior director with America’s Promise Alliance, “When the school reports a graduation rate or a testing outcome, it’s going to include those young people in the evening classes. And that’s a good thing.” Adds Eastern Flex junior Jerome Tiel, “I’m able to sleep in as long as I need to, so I always get, like, a good night’s rest. I’m able to just do more things with my day. I feel like this is one of the best changes in my life.”

So what do you think? Instead of schools only offering standard schooling times should they offer alternative times?

Is Night School The Answer To America's High School Dropout Problem?

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