Student Tiandre Turner makes his way to class at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, September 19.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â John Gress/Reuters
By Stephanie Simon and James B. Kelleher,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Reuters
By just about any definition,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Walter H. Dyett High SchoolÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â has failed.
Just 10 percent can pass the state math exam; barely one in six is proficient in reading. The technology lab is so ancient, some of the computers still take 3-inch floppy disks. More teens drop out than graduate.