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Document Number: 8820

High School Dropouts in America - Nationwide, about 7,000 students drop out every school day. This statistic may not have been noticed 50 years ago, but the era during which a high school dropout could earn a living wage has ended in the United States. By dropping out, these individuals significantly diminish their chances to secure a good job and a promising future. Moreover, each class of dropouts is responsible for substantial financial and social costs to their communities, states, and country in which they live. (Alliance for Excellent Education, Updated September 2010)...

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