Walcott to H.S. Dropouts: We Want You Back
March 3, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Lehman College
New York City Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott has a message for all high school student dropouts: “We Want You Back.” Delivering the keynote address at “Dropout Summit IIâ€ at Lehman College, Deputy Mayor Walcott urged the students, parents, educators and elected officials who attended the day-long conference to focus on furthering research for dropout prevention and developing alternative plans. Speaking of high school students who leave the school system before graduation, Walcott reiterated his simple solution of welcoming back these students, as well creating as many options as possible for them to succeed.