Impact of Education on Poverty

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Education deeply impacts poverty.  Finishing high school is the most fundamental requirement if someone is to avoid poverty, and almost 25% of our teenagers drop out or fail to graduate on time.  In addition, it’s increasingly becoming a necessity to get some post-secondary education or training in order to avoid poverty – and the price of such opportunities becomes more and more unattainable for more Americans each year.

As these trends continue, more young people will be entering the workforce without the skills necessary to make a decent living, and with a high chance that they will become part of the growing poor population in the US, dependent on the rest of society to make ends meet.

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