Thursday, November 15, 2012

"substantial long-term consequences"

This morning, while reading of the new high school building project and construction phases, there is also an article touting research on the cost of high school dropouts. An interesting combination of articles!
In a push for more programs to re-enroll students who have dropped out, the education research group the Rennie Center Tuesday released a report on the statewide impact of dropouts. 
The average Bay State dropout costs taxpayers $122,000 over the course of his or her lifetime, the report said, through cash assistance and benefits including food stamps, health care and housing subsidies.

Read more: With dropouts, taxpayers also pay a price - Franklin, MA - Wicked Local Franklin http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x35739381/With-dropouts-taxpayers-also-pay-a-price#ixzz2CHrFSrb1

Additional information on the study released can be found here
http://www.renniecenter.org/events/121113_event.html

The Complete presentation by the Rennie Center can be viewed here: