Editorial: California's counselor shortage leaves teens adrift

09/7/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Some California teens blame their schools' high dropout rates on a lack of strong counseling about graduation requirements, college options and scholarships, two separate surveys suggest. California's nearly 500-to-1 student-to-counselor ratio in public high schools places the state last nationally, a ranking the Assembly aims to improve by hiring thousands of new counselors.

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