Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Dropping out of High School is Not an Option
According to the Cities in Crisis report by the America's Promise Alliance, 17 of America's 50 largest 50 cities have high school graduation rates of less than 50%. Cities like Detroit and Indianapolis graduate only 3 out of every 10 high school students.
Before we think that dropping out of high school only hurts the individual making that choice - think again. The Alliance for Excellent Education reports that dropouts for the 2007 school year will cost the nation more than $300 billion in lost wages, lost taxes and productivity.