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No Art Classes = High School Drop Outs
Studies show that young people who grow up participating in the arts score higher on the SAT by an average of 51 points on the verbal and 38 points in math. That is the power of creativity!" The Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network, www.Met2.org
The High Cost of High School Drop Outs:
According to U.S. Census Bureau data cited in an issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education, the average annual income for a high school dropout in 2005 was almost $10,000 less than for a high school graduate.
Because of their lower income, dropouts drain the nation's economy by lowering tax revenues and increasing the cost of social programs. It’s also calculated:
If high school dropouts who should have graduated with the class of 2008 had earned diplomas, the nation's economy would have benefited from an additional $320 billion in wages, taxes, and productivity over the lifetimes of those students!
Study Funded by the MetLife Foundation, the brief, “The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools”
Artists of America is working to change the relationship between problem students and their schools, because we can’t afford to have these kids drop out!
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