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When Letting Students Slip Away Looks Like a Budget Blessing [The Texas Tribune]

Published on: 
Thu, 10/27/2011
Media Source: 
New York Times
Every time a student drops out of public school, taxpayers save money. That’s one fewer student, at a savings of more than $11,000 per year from state and local sources. You might argue those youngsters will cost the state a lot of money someday, as prison inmates or welfare recipients, or as part of an expanding number of weak links in the labor chain when employers come looking for educated workers.
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