St. Louis Public Radio
Do high school dropouts have an effect on you or your community?
Studies have shown that high school dropouts are more likely than those who complete high school to be unemployed. Young adults with low education and skill levels are more likely to live in poverty and to depend longer on government assistance than those with at least a high school diploma.
Further, high school dropouts are more likely to become involved in crime.
Economically, the average high school dropout will cost taxpayers more than $292,000.
Help Nine Network and the Beacon understand what this means to you, your family and community. Please answer a few questions about: Do high school dropouts have an effect on you or your community?