Should we just let high school dropouts drop out?

A few weeks ago on the Friday Round Table, Peter Bell, former chairman of the Met Council, suggested that if kids wants to drop out of school, we should let them. We could save money and spend more time on the kids who want to be there, Bell said.

We got a lot of outraged mail about his comments so we’re inviting him back on Monday to discuss how we can improve Minnesota’s dropouts rates, especially for black and latino teens.

Peter Bell will be joined by Susan Bowles Therriault and Karen Stout.

What do you think can be done to improve dropout rates?

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host