Current Issues

Education issues are always changing and responding to politics, society, and finances. But keeping education a priority is paramount to ensuring success for our youth and economy. High school dropouts are more likely to commit a crime, rely on government health care, and use other public services such as food stamps or housing assistance. The U.S. could save between $7.9 and $10.8 billion annually by improving educational attainment among all recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, food stamps, and housing assistance.