Report says poor academic performance of American schoolchildren drags down the economy

April 23, 2009
Closing achievement gaps among poor and minority students would add trillions to nation's economy

From The New York Times: The lagging performance of American schoolchildren, particularly among poor and minority students, has had a negative economic impact on the country that exceeds that of the current recession, according to a new report. The report concluded that if those achievement gaps were closed, the yearly gross domestic product of the United States would be trillions of dollars higher, or $3 billion to $5 billion more per day.

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