Strength of our economy starts with good public schools

Partners Post, April 2016

Keep this in mind as lawmakers debate school funding in the coming months.

High-quality education is one of the best investments Pennsylvania can make in its future. It will create more economic opportunity for residents and do more to strengthen the state's overall economy than anything else.

How so? Research shows that investing in education at all levels yields long-term economic benefits for U.S. workers and the broader economy.

  • Early childhood education: For every $1 a state spends on these programs, $8 to $16 is returned to the community.
  • High school: Students who obtain their high school diploma earn $8,000 more annually than dropouts.
  • Higher education: Earning a bachelor's degree can add nearly $21,000 annually to a worker's salary.

Read more about the economic value of investing in education at Partners' website.

 

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