t’s one thing to say tech geniuses don’t need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we’ve got David Karp, who doesn’t even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.
The numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.
A new state report showed that California public high school students were graduating at a higher rate, but more students also were dropping out.
A new study finds that most students seeking degrees at California’s community colleges never get them.