Synopsis for Cataclysmic Failure: American High Schools
Dr. James C. Wilson's new book, Cataclysmic Failure: American High Schools, dissects the devastating problems in one of America's foremost institutions: the high school. Dr. Wilson's ideas transcend today's role of the American high school. Dr. Wilson is one of the few scholars in America who perceives the direct causation of poor performing high schools to crime, gangs, prostitution, and incarceration.
After thoroughly clarifying the problem, Dr. Wilson proposes a well-researched solution: high school career academies. High school career academies increase student attendance, increase the rate of students completing a career technical education program, and increase graduation rates, while simultaneously reducing dropout rates, crime rates, and incarceration rates.