I found this infographic while browsing through some some recent posts on Pinterest. This particular graphic was posted by a girl I went to high school with, who now happens to be a teacher (I know what you’re thinking and no, neither of us dropped out). It does a nice job summarizing the cost of dropping out to your self, to your family, and to America.
But like many published statistics, it’s important to realize that cause and correlation are two very different things. While it’s worthy to note that 1 in 3 teen moms is a high school drop out (correlation), dropping out of school does not cause pregnancy! (Shocking, right? More info on what does cause pregnancy here.) So with that in mind… WTH America?!
Source: Teacher Certification Map