The Cost of Dropping Out of High School

Amidst the anxiety over U.S. students slipping in international math and science rankings, there is a more crippling epidemic plaguing education in America: abysmal high school graduation rates. While there is an outpouring of concern over how American students fare on tests, we seem to have forgotten about the students who don’t even make it to the test.The infographic below is a frightful illustration of how a student dropping out of high school affects us all.