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 »

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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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