1Number | EP 1

The Bronx, 57.5%: Part 1 – How Many Starbucks are in the Bronx?

How do coffee shops explain the Bronx’s high school graduation rate? What are the other hazards that cause a decades long underperformance? In our first chapter, we uncover the unique heroes and unlikely villains that make the Bronx’s graduation rate both a challenge and an opportunity.

57.5%: The Bronx

Fifty-seven-and-a-half percent, the average high school graduation rate for The Bronx. The usual narrative: absent parents, lazy teachers, underfunded schools. But what if that wasn’t true? What are the real reasons and truly investable solutions to solve this one number?