America's Shame, America's Hope imageMDC's September 1988 report is an inquiry into the education reform movement of the 1980s, with at-risk youth as the frame of reference.

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation asked MDC to bring together a distinguished panel, knowledgeable in the field of educating and training youth, and to launch a study of how at-risk youth had fared in the education reform movement that began roughly with the publication of the National Commission on Excellence in Education's report, A Nation At Risk, in 1983.

The report makes disturbingly clear the facts and the tragedy of millions of youth at risk throughout America. It cites previous studies, reports, conferences, and programs designed to reduce the extent of the risks.

What is equally clear is that in spite of these reports, discussions, and programs, the number of youth at risk throughout the nation has not decreased, but, rather, has increased.

Read the Report

For more information, contact Richard Hart.