Here’s a map from Education Week’s EPE Research centre showing which states have the greatest percentage of individuals aged 16-21 without a high school diploma and not currently enrolled in school.
The highest percentages of these young people are in the south and southwest.
EPE Research CenterEducation Week says the country has a total of 1.8 million dropouts, and that studies have shown the value of a GED has plummeted in the past 20 years.
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