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It Pays to Improve School Quality

This week’s release of It Pays to Improve School Quality, a report by Eric Hanushek, shows that by adopting and implementing aggressive education reforms now, and raising student achievement significantly over the next 10 years, states…

This week’s release of It Pays to Improve School Quality, a report by Eric Hanushek, shows that by adopting and implementing aggressive education reforms now, and raising student achievement significantly over the next 10 years, states can realize tens of billions of dollars in increased GDP over the next several decades.

It punctuates the point America Succeeds and our affiliates have been making all along: “great schools are good business.” Hanushek is singing our song when he says: “Realizing these gains will require a sustained commitment on the part of the state’s political leaders.”

Replete with compelling data and economic projections, the report features specific information for each state. There’s an interactive map that that allows you to select the state, then choose how ambitious you want the student performance improvements to be, and it calculates the resultant economic benefit.

For respective states, the increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is in the billions. For the nation, it is in the trillions.

Read the report and use the interactive map here: It Pays to Improve School Quality

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