Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dropouts cost cities millions

This from the San Diego Union Tribune:
Dropping out of school might seem like the easy way out for teenagers who feel buried by bad grades and personal problems.

But ditching out on school without a diploma passes along a multibillion-dollar burden to taxpayers, according to a report last week.

The California Dropout Research Project estimates that the teenagers who drop out of school in San Diego during an average year cost city taxpayers a total of more than $534 million over their lifetimes...

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