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Japanese American Students Mark Lowest Dropout Rate in 1964

Original Issue Date: Dec. 14, 1964

Translated by The North American Post Staff

According to new data on student dropout rates based on ethnicity, Japanese and Chinese Americans had the lowest numbers, around 10%.

The report by the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture claimed in 1960, 25% of all students ages 16-24 dropped out of school. Many of them come from low income families and have parents with low levels of education. The following data shows the dropout rates of each ethnicity:

Japanese and Chinese Americans 10%

Native Americans 48%

African Americans 44%

Caucasians 25%

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