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Document Number: 8224

High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools - August 2009 Update - Most high school dropouts see the results of their decision very clearly in the slimness of their wallets. The impact on the country's economy is less visible, but cumulatively its effect is staggering. If the students who dropped out of the Class of 2011 had graduated, the nation's economy would have benefited from nearly $154 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes. (Alliance for Excellent Education, November 2011)...


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