The wealth gap between high school dropouts and high school graduates is even more severe than the better known income gap.
Education at a Glance Report/Fact SheetJanuary 23, 2007
According to the annual report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, American fifty-five- to sixty-four-year-olds lead the world in percentage of high school graduates for their age group, whereas current twenty-five- to thirty-four-year-olds rank a distant tenth.
Demography as Destiny: How America Can Build a Better Future Report/Fact SheetOctober 01, 2006
The education gap that exists between white and minority students in the United States is a byproduct of both economic disparity and inequity.
Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation Report/Fact SheetAugust 01, 2006
Americans are beginning to recognize that many of the nation’s high schools are in crisis, as policymakers, business leaders, and celebrities call attention to the country’s low graduation rates.
Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings Report/Fact SheetAugust 01, 2006
Reforming the nation’s high schools could potentially increase the number of graduates and, as a result, significantly reduce the nation’s crime-related costs and add billions of dollars to the economy through the additional wages they would earn.
Who’s Counted? Who’s Counting?
Measuring Graduation to Measure Success Report/Fact SheetDecember 01, 2004
Policymakers and the public are demanding increased accountability from the nation’s educational system.
Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts Report/Fact SheetOctober 01, 2004
To establish the link between what it takes to earn a high school diploma and what it takes for graduates to compete successfully beyond high school, Achieve, Inc., The Education Trust, and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation launched the American Diploma Project (ADP).
The Impact of Education on: Crime Report/Fact SheetNovember 01, 2003
Students who fail to graduate from high school are more likely to participate in criminal activity than students who do graduate.
The Impact of Education on: Health & Well-Being Report/Fact SheetNovember 01, 2003
Evidence suggests that the health and well-being of an individual drastically improves just by obtaining a high school diploma.