Study finds poor neighborhoods linked to lower graduation rates, but why?

Posted at 9:54 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 09:54:10-04

Overall, the graduation rates in New York City have increased since 2005 from 47 percent to 71 percent in 2015, which is something to cheer about.

However, a report released Wednesday shows that neighborhoods you live in could determine if you're child graduates high school on time. According to the report, children who live in more affluent neighborhoods in the city having a higher percentage rate of graduating on time, compared to children who live in less affluent neighborhoods.

What could be the reasons for this and are there any solutions? David Bloomfield, professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY graduate center and author of "American Public Education Law" discusses the study and potential answers.