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Bob Wise, President Of The Alliance For Excellent Education, Reacts To “The Condition Of Education 2007,” Press Release

May 31, 2007

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the Institute of Education Sciences report The Condition of Education 2007, which found that, on average, America’s high school graduates have increased the number of credits they earn, up from 21.7 in 1982 to 25.8 in 2004:

Aiming for education reform: Napolitano seeks solutions for high dropout rates, low test scores, low teacher salaries In the News

May 12, 2007

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based policy, research and advocacy organization, if high school dropouts from Arizona’s Class of 2006 had earned diplomas with their classmates, the state economy could have benefited from an additional $5.4 billion in wages over these students’ lifetimes.

Bills to raise dropout age stall In the News

March 12, 2007

...students who quit school in 2004, for instance, will likely cost Kentucky more than $4.8 billion over the course of their lives in lost wages, uncollected taxes and productivity. The estimates were made by the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Assets of U.S. Households Would Increase by $74 Billion if All High School Students Graduated on Time Press Release

February 28, 2007

If high school dropouts who currently head households in the U.S. had instead earned diplomas, the U.S. economy would benefit from an additional $74 billion in wealth accumulated by families, according to conservative calculations by the Alliance for Excellent Education in its new brief, Hidden Benefits: The Impact of High School Graduation on Household Wealth, funded by MetLife Foundation.

U.S. Could Save $17.1 Billion in Health Costs by Raising High School Graduation Rate Press Release

December 05, 2006

If every student in the class of 2005-2006 graduates from high school, the nation could save $17.1 billion in lifetime health costs, according to conservative calculations by the Alliance for Excellent Education in its new brief, Healthier and Wealthier: Decreasing Health Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment, funded by MetLife Foundation.

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