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Document Number: 10484

Staying in School: A Proposal to Raise High School Graduation Rates - This paper presents a plan to increase the high school graduation rate. A key element of the proposal is for all states to increase their minimum school-leaving age to eighteen. The proposal also calls for more resources for enforcement of compulsory-schooling laws. The authors assert that if states invest in effective support programs they can further increase graduation rates and reduce future costs of enforcing compulsory-schooling policies. (Hamilton Project, September 2012)...

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