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High Cost of Highschool Dropouts

The High Cost of High School Dropouts just quitting on yourself -- it's quitting on your country. And this country needs and values the talents of every American." What is the cost of dropping out for students? What's the cost for the country? Here's a snapshot. More than million students drop out of high school each year. President Obama has said that dropping out is "not students drop out every day Who drops out? High school students living in low-income families drop out at 6 times the rate of their peers. Only 42% of hispanics blacks graduate on time with a 47% of regular diploma. Cost to the Country A high school drop-out costs the nation $260,000 over their lifetime. If the male graduation rate increased by 5% the nation would see an annual savings of $4.9 billion in crime related costs. $$$ Benefits of Prevention US $300 billion The U.S. would save $300 billion if just one year's dropouts were converted to graduates. Illinois: $11 billion New York: $23 billion California: $40 billion Florida: Техas: $30 billion $26 billion Colorado: $4.2 billion opb american igraduate

High Cost of Highschool Dropouts

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