A new study has revealed that the number of high school dropouts who are serving time is increasing.
Nearly one in four young, black, male high school dropouts are incarcerated or institutionalized on an average day. A new study by Northwestern University shows that about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, compared with the slim one in 35 young male high school graduates.
The study used census reports based on the employment, workplace, parenting and criminal justice experiences of young high school dropouts in order to show the true cause and effect of the issue. With the dropout rate rising, it’s increasing the already high numbered prison population across the country, which is one of the costliest issues America faces.
The study shows us that each American pays a cost when a young person doesn’t get their diploma and drops out of school.