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April 2nd, 2008
09:55 PM ET

Dropping Out

I'm not going to be one of the countless people who tell you to stay in school, no matter what.  You've heard all that before.  But I couldn't believe the statistics that said graduation rates were less than 50 percent in some major U.S. cities.  There must be dozens of reasons why people quit, and we're not criticizing them; it's not our place to do that.  But if you're thinking about dropping out, and if Thursday's info on salary differences didn't sway you either way, consider one more thing:  Talk to someone who did drop out more than five years ago.  See what he/she says about it, and factor that in.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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