Behind the Numbers: Why Dropouts Have it Worse Than Ever Before

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A new dropout crisis study reveals staggering statistics on economic gaps between those in Chicago and around state of Illinois with and without high school diplomas.
Earlier this week, our friends over at WTTW Chicago Tonight interviewed economist Andrew Sum about the study, released by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. As Sum highlights, these numbers add up to a long-term effect not only for American society, but also for dropouts for most of their lives.
Watch below for Chicago Tonight's interview with Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies:

Watch December 8, 2011 - High School Dropout Rates on PBS. See more from Chicago Tonight.

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