This issue brief, published by the Alliance for Excellent Education, summarizes the negative economic impact that high school dropouts have on their own earning potential and on the nation as a whole over their lifetime. Additionally, the brief breaks down the negative lifetime economic impact that high school dropouts have on the economy by state and uses those data to make the case for high school improvement.
The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools
CCRS Center Publication
Alliance for Excellent Education