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The Impact of Graduation Rates on America’s Economy

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The strength of our economy mirrors the strength of our education system. If we could increase the number of students graduating from high school, those new graduates would go on to have better jobs, earn more, and pump more money into the economy. We’d also see huge savings in health care and crime costs. Visit impact.all4ed.org to learn more about the difference a high school diploma can make.

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    BrenMartin
    Posted 3 years ago

    The costs on the American economy impact our youth, our future as well as the world evonomy! We must invest more in early education and in teacher and student development! Increasing Grad Rates is important not just for minorities who suffer large achievement and graduation gaps, but it’ s crucial for all students As stated in the video, Only 75% of all student graduate from high school in four years.

    For more, see my blog http://debateandswitch.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/increasing-graduation-rates/. Also see my blog on America’s Promse Grad Nation Summit http://debateandswitch.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/america-promise-alliances-increases-promise-of-america/.

    Brenda Martin is a National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Social Media Ambassador. Follow Brenda on Twitter @bdrumartin.

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