In 2012, 5 Birmingham High Schools were labeled as “Dropout Factories”
More than 60% of entering freshman don’t graduate.
as defined by the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013.
EDUCATION = INDEPENDENCE
For every $1.00 a college graduate earns,
A high school graduate earns $0.51,
And A high school dropout earns $0.29.
In 2006, 93 percent of all Alabama children with a parent who has less than a high school degree were low income.
The educated public is then required to shoulder the escalating need of government for sources of revenue. For businesses, investment capital does not readily flow to areas of deep poverty.
Source: Suitts, Steve. High School Dropouts: Alabama's Number One Education and Economic Problem. Southern Education Foundation. (2008).