Research shows a correlation between higher levels of education and higher earnings for all racial/ethnic groups and for both men and women. Higher levels of education also correspond to lower levels of unemployment and poverty.
The vast majority of jobs in the United States are available only to high school graduates. According to the America’s Promise Alliance, nearly 90 percent of all jobs will require at least a high school diploma by 2020, and two-thirds of jobs will require some form of postsecondary education.
America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership — bringing together hundreds of national nonprofits, businesses, communities, educators and ordinary citizens behind the idea of making the promise of America accessible to all young people.
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