According to the America’s Promise Alliance, every 26 seconds a student in the United States drops out of school.
Youth Cornerstone works to improve school completion through interagency cooperation, increased attendance, life skills and accountability, as a means to prevent and recover dropouts in Central Oklahoma.
In a series called “Dropout Nation” on Frontline, it was reported that annually, dropouts earn $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate and $36,424 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Dropouts experience a poverty rate of 30.8 percent, while those with at least a bachelor’s degree had a poverty rate of 13.5 percent.
Every 26 seconds a student in the United States drops out of school….
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