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These are some shocking statistics about how high school dropouts affect America and its economy.

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- 1. Right now<br />It is important know how dropouts affect all of us.<br />
- 2. `<br />Right now there are teachers that think it is<br /> for some of their <br />students not to attend school <br />because they don’t have to worry <br />about them.<br />acceptable<br />
- 3. Right now a high school dropout earns <br />$17,299<br /> compared to a high school <br />graduate that would potentially <br />earn $26,933. <br />
- 4. Right now a high school dropout will <br />make<br /> $9,634 less than<br /> a <br />high school graduate in a year. <br />
- 5. That turns out to be a difference of <br />$260,000<br />over their lifetime.<br />
- 6. Right now<br />7,000 students drop out every day.<br />that turns out to be 5 students a minute<br />
- 7. Right now a high school will not make<br />AYP because of their graduation rate. <br />
- 8. Right now if there was a 5% increase in <br />the number of males graduating, <br /> there <br />would be an decrease of<br />in crime related costs.<br />$4.9 Billion <br />
- 9. Right now the total amount of additional income that could be earned if every freshman from the 2003-2004 year graduated would total $7.5 Billion.<br />
- 10. Right now dropouts from the <br />Class of 2008 will result in<br />lost wages of $319 Billionover <br />their lifetimes.<br />
- 11. Right now there is a student who is <br /> in class because of factors<br /> affecting them outside school.<br />overwhelmed<br />
- 12. Right now a minimum of $58,000 is needed annually for every juvenile that is incarcerated.<br />
- 13. Right now there are students that are <br />not challenged in class.<br />
- 14. Right now the four key indicators <br />used to predict dropouts are: <br />Low achievement<br />Poor attendance<br />Low socio-economic status<br />Over-aged for grade <br />
- 15. Right now over a million and two hundred thousand students that enter the 9th grade fail to graduate with their peers.<br />Over half of these come from <br />minority groups (African American & <br />Hispanic are 2/3 of the nation’s dropouts).<br />
- 16. Right now there is no single risk factor <br />that can be used to accurately<br />predict dropouts.<br />
- 17. Think you have a lot to do right now?<br />Consider the student that has to be the<br />adult when they get home to their younger<br />sibling.<br />
- 18. So what are you going to do about it - <br />Right now?<br />

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