The final segment of today’s episode of CNN Student News is about the ripple effect of high school dropouts. The segment explores the financial costs to the community of students dropping out of high school. This segment could be useful in a high school economics course. You may also want to point out to students the shrunken job market for high school age students that exists as a result of the current recession.
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