Document Number: 10475A Dozen Economic Facts About K-12 Education - Education is a powerful force for promoting opportunity and growth. On many dimensions—lifetime earnings, incarceration rates, and life expectancy, to name a few—Americans who do not graduate from high school or college are increasingly falling behind those with a college degree. This paper explores both the condition of education in the United States and the economic evidence on several promising K-12 interventions that could improve the lives of Americans. (The Hamilton Project, September 2012)...
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