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      • 7,000 students drop out of high school every day in the United States
      • Drop-outs are 60% more likely to use public assistance
      • Drop-outs are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested
      • 60% of inmates are illiterate
      • 85% of¬†juvenile offenders have reading problems
      • 75% of unemployed adults have reading or writing difficulties
      • Children who live in homes with adults who are unemployed and dropouts are five to six times more likely to become dropouts themselves.
      • 8th Grade – Average reading level of adults
      • $225 Billion cost per year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue