The High School Dropout's Economic Ripple Effect

As the financial meltdown and economic slump hold the national spotlight, another potential crisis is on the horizon: a persistently high dropout rate that educators and mayors across the country say increases the threat to the country's strength and prosperity. Full Story »

Posted by Derek Hawkins
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Subjects: U.S., Business, Education
Topics: U.S. Economy
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Kristin Gorski
4.3
by Kristin Gorski - Oct. 21, 2008

Outstanding article on the connection between education and the economy. Focused and well written, this concise piece includes a wide range of facts, statistics and sources; together, they help make the case for strong community reinvestment in and attention paid to students who may drop out of high school. The many viewpoints represented work together to create an informative, balanced article. Extremely relevant, especially looking towards the future effects that so many high school dropouts will have on an already ailing U.S., and world, economy.

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Patricia Blochowiak
3.1
by Patricia Blochowiak - Oct. 25, 2008

Interesting story about the economic effects of the high dropout rate, but little discussion of what's being done to prevent it and almost none of the reasons behind it.

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Ashley Graves
4.0
by Ashley Graves - Oct. 22, 2008

This story was very informative and gave another perspective on issues regarding the economy that we might not think about everyday. It citied several studies, and used data from different U.S. cities to give perspective on the topic.

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Ase Carlson
4.1
by Ase Carlson - Oct. 22, 2008

I thought this was very interesting. This is certainly not a new issue. It enlightened me to the fact that it jhas been exascerbated by the recent financial crisis which was interesting to me. I wasn't aware that there didn't exist a standard method that states measure drop-out rates and I certainly didn't know the rates were so alarming, around 25% for Detroit as measured by the organization America's Promise. In addition I thought it was interesting that majors and city officials were personally visiting kids. This was well written, engaging and I trust the Wall Street Journal. Usually I think some of the stories are rather dry as far as the economy and too advanced for my understanding. This story was both understandable and ... More »

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Derek Hawkins
3.7
by Derek Hawkins - Oct. 21, 2008
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Brittanie Miller
4.2
by Brittanie Miller - Oct. 21, 2008

Yes, because it does not present any bias. It displays statistics and factual information.

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Sean William Neth
3.3
by Sean William Neth - Oct. 21, 2008

Love the correlation between high school drop-outs and prison inmates

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