High school graduation could earn the state millions

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The States economy could gain hundreds of millions of dollars, if 90 percent of Illinois high school students graduated.

 

The Alliance for Excellent Education claims that a 90 percent success rate would create more than 3,000 new jobs and boost the states economy by over 500 million dollars.

 

"The best economic stimulus package for Illinois and the rest of the country is a high school diploma. That's not only a launch pad for the individual student but also for the Illinois economy," said Bob Wise, President of the Alliance.

 

The graduation rate for the class of 2012 in Illinois was 71 percent.

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