Fellowship of the Minds

Our country is in serious trouble.

Already, having a high school diploma only equips one for low-wage service-sector jobs in America’s post-industrial post-manufacturing economy. Not to be a high school graduate is downright economically suicidal. I’m not sure even fast food joints will hire a high school dropout for their minimum-wage hamburger flipper jobs.

Boostup.org has an interactive map of the dropout rates of America’s 50 states.

dropout rates

Nationwide, America’s high school dropout rate is a staggering 28%. That means more than 1 out of every 4 students never graduate from high school. Here are the dropout rates by race/ethnicity:

  • American Indian: 46% (nearly 1 of every 2!)
  • Black: 43%
  • Hispanic: 42%
  • White: 22%
  • Asian: 17%

Here are the dropout rates (from highest to lowest) for the 51 states and district:

  1. Nevada 43%
  2. Mississippi 38%
  3. District of Columbia 37%
  4. New Mexico 35%
  5. South Carolina 34%
  6. Georgia 32%
  7. Louisiana 32%
  8. Florida 31%

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About Dean Garrison

Dean Garrison is a husband and father of six, who faithfully pursues the American Dream. He has been MOSTLY self-employed for the last 20+ years and has been a top earner, executive and leader for several direct sales companies.
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