February 28, 2015

Education: Costly Toll

| 12/1/2007

60% percentage of Florida students who graduate high school on time

$15 billion amount that would be added to Florida’s economy by 2020 if students of color graduated at the same rate as white students

$194 million annual savings in community college remediation costs and lost earnings if Florida students graduated ready for college

Source: Alliance for Excellent Education

Tags: North Central, Education

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