Tallman Education Report: JAG-K program shows improving graduation rates both costs and pays

In a new blog, KASB Associate Executive Director for Advocacy Mark Tallman, shows that a program called Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas has helped at-risk students and while it does cost more money it is a sound investment.  

Spending $1,230 per year to help an at-risk student graduate high school results in $5,229 more in annual earnings and $235,000 over 45 years working – even more if the student continues education after high school. Targeted funding can help the state comply with a Kansas Supreme Court order on school finance while helping the future of Kansas.  

The full blog can be found here. 

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