Important messages about education

Saturday, April 30, 2005

EDPros need to deliver an important message to young people and their parents. Dropping out of high school amounts to a lifetime economic disability. Equally important, a high school diploma is no longer a ticket to the middle class.

Young people dropping out of high school can expect to earn an average $19,000 yearly salary during their lives. People who graduate from high school but do not go to college can expect to earn an average of $26,200 yearly.

Business and education leaders in the Rio Grande Valley recently confronted these realities. Read more.

As the head of the McAllen Chamber noted, ""Without a real strong public education system and without people finishing school and moving on to technical training and college or whatever they want to do, we will be at a disadvantage when competing."

posted by Ed Morrison |

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