Daily Cardinal: PEOPLE makes adjustments as UW-Madison population diversifies
By Maggie Chandler
The organization’s decision to focus on Madison and Milwaukee is not only due to their large populations, but also their high school graduation rates, Ford said.
In Madison, the graduation rate of white high school students is 90 percent while PEOPLE’s “target population” rate is 62 percent. The gap is smaller in Milwaukee, but the overall rate is lower with 69 percent of whites and 58 percent of the “target population” graduating, Ford said.