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, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 412–418 | Cite as

High School Flight from Reading and Writing

  • Will FitzhughEmail author
THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE
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As concerns mount over the costs and benefits of higher education, it may be worthwhile to glance at the benefits of high school education at present as well. Of course, high school costs, while high, are borne by the taxpayers in general, but it is reasonable to hope that there are sufficient benefits for such an outlay.

In fact, 30 percent of ninth-grade students do not graduate with their class, so there is a major loss right there. In addition, it appears that a large fraction of our high school graduates who go on to college leave without taking any credential or degree within eight years. On November 17, 2008, the Boston Globe reported, “About two-thirds of the city’s high school graduates in 2000 who enrolled in college have failed to earn degrees, according to a first-of-its-kind study being released today.”1The fact that this is a new study shows that the days of taking not just college, but high school education for granted may be ending as well. If public high schools were...

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  1. 1.The Concord ReviewSudburyUSA

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