Why High School Graduation is the Key to Improving At-Risk Communities (Part 5 of 5)

Posted by Frank Britt on 9/15/14 10:00 AM

Why High School Graduation is the Key to Improving At-Risk Communities (Part 5 of 5)The Time Is Now

Poverty, income inequality, and crime are combustible forces that can destroy families, corrupt communities and harden society in countless ways. The good news is that the common vaccine to all these ailments is education, starting with a high school diploma. More than 90% of jobs demand this credential to get a job, and the imperative for all stakeholders (students, parents, schools, businesses and government) is to build a cohesive plan of attack.

The high school diploma serves as the cornerstone to future citizens and our communities. twitter-bird-1 If academic communities can collectively address educational crises by implementing both traditional and nonconventional student solutions, we can foster higher economic returns, poverty mitigation, crime-free environments, and enhanced civility.

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Blog Series Sources:  Schools of ConscienceA Well-Educated Workforce is Key to State ProsperityFight Poverty: Lower High School Drop Out RatesCrime Rates Linked to Educational Attainment, New Alliance Report Finds

Topics: Dropout Crisis, High School Completion, Opportunity Youth


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