The Importance of Researching High School Dropout Trends
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... Importance of Researching High School Dropout Trends School The Importance of Researching High School Dropout Trends The statistics regarding the cost of dropping out of high school and foregoing a college education are well known. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, "workers 18 and over [with] bachelors degrees earn an average of $51,206 a year, while those with a high school diploma earn $27,915Workers with an advanced degree make an average of $74,602, and those without a high school diploma average $18,734." In 2004, the most recent year available, 85% of U.S. adults over the age of 25 had a high school diploma, 28% had at least a bachelor's degree - both record highs (Holt, 2006). The message...