Dropping out of high school is an issue that disproportionately affects the lives of young men of color in New Mexico and across the country. While there are multiple reasons that impact a student's decision to drop out of school, it is often compounded by other factors that also lead to incarceration.
This study focused on young men of color who dropped out of school, experienced incarceration, and through this process made the decision to return to school and earn a high school diploma. This study was performed at a charter high school in a southwestern state. The mission of this high school focuses on working with incarcerated adults on probation, regardless of their age, who are interested in earning their high school diploma.
Dropout issues relating to young men of color, Factors contributing to young men of color dropping out of school, Young men of color dropping out of high school
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Dr. Sheri Williams
Second Committee Member
Dr. Viola Florez
Third Committee Member
Dr. Tyson Marsh
Fourth Committee Member
Dr. David Bower
Montoya, Justina C.. "FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO YOUNG MEN OF COLOR DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND EXPERIENCING INCARCERATION: WHAT INFLUENCED THEIR DECISION TO RETURN TO SCHOOL AND GRADUATE?." (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/335
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