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Former Secretary of State and Retired Gen. Colin Powell says keeping American kids in high school is the most important fight of his life. He says the drop-out rate in this country is a “catastrophe.” The problem is worse among minority students; nearly 50 percent do not complete high school on time.
Why aren’t our kids staying in school?
Whether you’re a student, a dedicated teacher or a concerned parent, we want to hear about the school system and state of education where you live. Put your thoughts on video or show us first-hand what needs to be done to reverse this staggering trend.
This is one of six special iReport assignments that are part of CNN's Black in America coverage.
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