Brief

Too many students, especially those in urban school districts, are leaving school without the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of 21st century workplaces and communities. The result is a pattern of increased economic marginalization for those Americans with the least education – estimated at an average lost income of $400,000 between the ages of 18 and 64. 

July 1, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    5 broad strategies for reducing the dropout rate.

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    The socio-economic factors that influence dropout rate.

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    Warning signs to identify students in danger of deciding to drop out.

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    The different metrics used for quantifying dropout rates.

Key Takeaway

In 2007, there were 1.2 million dropouts in the U.S., and the nation’s dropout rate was 7%.

High school dropouts experience an average lost income of $400,000 between the ages of 18 and 64.

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