Nation’s Economy Would See Huge Boost by Increasing Postsecondary Completion Rates

January 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Cutting the nation’s high school dropout rate in half would have tremendous benefits for the economy. But as a new economic analysis released today by the Alliance for Excellent Education shows, cutting the dropout rate in half and ensuring that those “new graduates” meet national goals for postsecondary attainment creates new jobs, increases earnings for individuals, and boosts states’ tax revenues.

SOURCE: Alliance for Excellent Education

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